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  What’s the best outdoor school in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic? Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Top Adventure College Tournament, asks readers to pick the winners. Colleges and universities meet in head-to-head matchups in a 32-school bracket. In each contest, the school receiving the most votes advances to the next round. Larger schools (more than 5,000 students) go head-to-head on one side of the bracket, while smaller schools square off on the other side. The two division winners face off in a David-meets-Goliath championship to determine the regions’ best outdoor school. Will your alma mater take the tournament crown? Rally students, alumni, and supporters around your favorite college or university! Click HERE to vote!    
  I have always believed in the power of continuing education. Through a double major in accounting and economics as an undergrad, and then two years worth of studying for my certified financial planner designations, I’ve spent a lot of my life learning. In terms of pure sweat equity, however, none of the letters after my name can hold a candle to my grueling PhD in Kayaker Behavioral Psychology. Kayakers are a complex and interesting species. After five years of dating and studying my unique boyfriend, Chris Gragtmans, I want to let the ladies know that there is hope. Here are my top 10 tips for how to date a kayaker: 1) Gold-diggers steer clear. Let’s face it, kayaking is near the bottom of the totem pole as far as athletic compensations go. I often tell Chris, “I date the only pro athlete that doesn’t make any money!” Compared to other professional athletes, you’re no A-Rod, Chris, sorry. Most of the disposable income that kayakers do make will go towards trips or gear anyway. 2) Kayaking is weather-agnostic. I haven’t quite figured it out, but every day seems to be a great day to hit the water. If it’s sunny outside, “it’s a...

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