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! K C QOnUly Iabout 3, 285 days left! No Worries! You’ve probably still got about nine

amazing years before you’re considered an adult. Make the most of every day and seize every chance to have FUN while you’re STILL A KID! Here are the first 10 things in this book to get you started!

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Did you know that being nice can actually make you feel better physically? Research shows it not only makes you more calm and relaxed, it can also ease pain, increase your energy, and help ease stomachaches!

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you’ve made them feel good and you feel good too. Laughing can create bonds between you and your friends, brighten bad days, and even make nerve-racking situations seem not all that scary. There are lots of different ways to perform comedy, like stand-up (standing in front of an audience and telling funny stories and/or jokes), improvisation (acting out make-believe scenarios with a group of people on the fly), or sketch comedy (writing short, funny scenes to perform for people).

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Asia, China/Nepal, Mount Everest, 29,035 ft (8,850 m)

South America, Argentina, Cerro Aconcagua, 22,841 ft (6,962 m)

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“When you tell a joke, you’re taking a risk that 1 DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL. funny. Everyone’s afraid of looking foolish, but you someone won’t think it’s have to be willing to take risks on stage. Taking a chance is how you make discoveries. And, the thing is, so what if you mess up? It’s just a joke.”

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STAY IN THE MOMENT. “This applies to great improvisation and also to life. When you’re feeling uncomfortable, your mind can jump to worrying about the future or the past. It will go everywhere but where it’s supposed to be,that which is right where you are. So, concentrate, stay in the moment, and let moment take you to the next one.” self-confidence and it’s important to respect 3 BE BRAVE. “It’s great tonothave confident all the time—we’re human beings. So if yourself. But everybody’s you can’t be confident, at least you can be brave. I am not someone who every time I get on stage thinks, Oh, I’m going to nail this! So, when I’m not feeling my most confident, I give myself points for bravery.”

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WATCH AND LEARN. “If you’re interested in a particular kind of comedy, watch a lot of it, read books about it, take classes, learn the rules, and then try to find your own voice.”

ENJOY YOURSELF! “You should have fun when you’re telling a joke. Laughing feels good, and when you tell a joke, you’re sharing that good feeling with someone else.”

BOOK: No Shortcuts to the Top, by Ed Viesturs. Viesturs climbed the 14 highest peaks in the world and is one of my inspirations. MOVIE: The IMAX documentary Everest.

GEAR: For alpine mountaineering, the ice axe. It’s a tool that has saved a lot of lives. PART OF THE CLIMB: Reaching the summit. Mountain climbing can be slow. There’s a lot of pushing through nasty weather and walking uphill. But when you finally get to the top, it’s the best feeling ever. PHILOSOPHY: Always cherish the moment.

North America, United States of America, Mount McKinley, 20,320 ft (6,194 m)

Africa, Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro, 19,336 ft (5,894 m)

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Antarctica, Vinson Massif, 16,067 ft (4,897 m)

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Australia/Oceania, Indonesia, Mount Carstensz Pyramid, 16,024 ft (4,884 m)

Europe, Russia, Mount Elbrus, 18,510 ft (5,642 m)

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an improvisation and sketch comedy theater and school in Los Angeles (where comedians like Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy trained), shares five tips for making people laugh.

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but Jordan Romero did! He broke the record for youngest person to climb Mount Everest—the highest mountain on Earth—when he was only 13! Jordan Romero Jordan’s journey began when he was 9 years old and noticed a mural in his elementary school hallway showing the “Seven Summits”— the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. He decided then that he wanted to climb to the top of every one of them—and he did! In fact, he is the youngest person to have ever done so. Now, at 17 years old, he is attempting to climb the highest peak in each of the 50 states (he’s already completed 14!).

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Laughter yoga is a type of yoga where participants make themselves laugh in order to reap its benefits, including better mood, less anxiety, improved immune system, relaxation, and better sleep.

Some mail carriers had a much longer route than they do today. In 1860, the Pony Express began carrying mail by horseback from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California—a trip of more than 1,800 miles (2,897 km), which on average took ten days.

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Eat a vegetarian dinner one night a week.

Bring reusable bags to the grocery store.

Cut down on your time in the shower.

Reduce the amount of wasted paper by unsubscribing to junk mail.

Choose reusable water bottles instead of disposable plastic. Challenge family members to put a quarter in a jar every time they leave a room with the light on.

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Replace all the lightbulbs in the house with the more energy-efficient LED bulbs.

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