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How a modern Santa gears up for Christmas

How a modern Santa gears up for Christmas

From beard yanking to texting while wearing the iconic white gloves, this "man in the red suit" tells Hopes&Fears about the little details that make Santa come to life.

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How a bike messenger gears up for cycling in winter

How a bike messenger gears up for cycling in winter

Caro Ruiz shares her tips for staying warm and dry in harsh winter weather while cruising through NYC on two wheels.

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How a flight attendant gears up for the perfect weekend trip

How a flight attendant gears up for the perfect weekend trip

From mix-and-match outfits to airport apps, a professional traveler shares her tips and tricks for packing light and navigating the airport during the peak holiday travel season.

How to gear up to photograph mosh pits, rogue artists and firecracker festivals
  • How to gear up

How to gear up to photograph mosh pits, rogue artists and firecracker festivals

From a firecracker festival to the Slab City squatters, Tod Seelie preps for snapping pictures under extreme conditions with an arsenal of protective gear and a cool, collected attitude.

How to gear up for a protest
  • How to gear up

How to gear up for a protest

On the fourth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we speak to lawyer and activist Sue Basko about the right to assemble, agent provocateurs and police brutality at demonstrations.