Jahla Seppanen

Jahla Seppanen

Born and raised off-the-grid in New Mexico, Jahla Seppanen is currently a sports, fitness, spirits, and culture writer in Denver, Colorado, who watches WWE, 007, and baseball in her spare time. Her writing has appeared in Maxim, SHAPE, Strong Fitness Magazine, Dwell, and InsideHook, along with international literary fiction reviews. Her vices include long runs and tequila with mango juice.

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12 Short Stories that Will Stay With You for a Long Time

Some are timeless pieces assigned in college lit classes, others are contemporary sci-fi endeared by famous writers, but each piece is marked with oddity and revelation.
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The 12 Best Boxing Matches of All Time

Including an 11-second KO, Muhammad Ali as the underdog, and (of course) "the bite fight."
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LEGO for Adults: The Best LEGO Sets for a Grown-Up Good Time

Maybe we can’t fix a car engine or hand-craft a boat or even go outside, but we can build these highly rewarding LEGO sets.
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Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts

If you're stuck at home right now without any access to fitness equipment, calisthentics is the perfect solution.
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13 Best NERF Blasters for Adults

You may or may not be using NERF to fight imaginary villains anymore, but you can still arm yourself with one of the best blasters primed for adulting.
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8 Self-Defense Weapons that Men Can Realistically Carry (and Use)

These options are discreet, non-lethal, below $35, and proven to work. Save your Hattori Hanzo sword for the living room display.