Todays's 5 Best Reads | The Trials of CrossFit, Fear and Russian Ink

Noble Barbarian presents its daily links to the five best stories on the web covering art, food, psychology and retail to who’s who and what's next in pop culture and entertainment. 

“Motown solo.” Just how do you go about opening a CrossFit gym? Jarrod Bell, who runs Detroit’s only CrossFit affiliate, will tell you. (Medium)

“Hard-to-reach hotels.” Five destinations, from Norway to South Africa, to really get off the grid this holiday season. (The Wall Street Journal)

“The architecture of fear: How to design a truly terrifying haunted house.” Step one: Find a spooky space. (Fast Company)

“A day with Project Ara, Google’s crazy modular phone.” The idea is for a phone with components you can swap out. (Wired)

“The coded world of Russian prison tattoos.” Criminologist Arkady Bronnikov explains the tattoos of Russia’s toughest convicts. (Mashable)


Tim Yap | 29-Oct-2014

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Noble Barbarian's Editor Tim Yap was born in Kuala Lumpur and lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto prior to moving to New York City in 2005 to become fashion editor of Sportswear International, Stylesight and The Doneger Group. Additionally published in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Flare, Surface, CITY, Antenna, Maxim and, he currently works as an editor-at-large, content strategist and brand writer for companies including Visual Tales, The Manual, Tommy Hilfiger and Belstaff. 

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