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Celebrities and other gym-goers are canceling their memberships to Equinox, a pricey fitness center often frequented by the rich and famous, over the owner's decision to financially support Trump.

Billionaire Stephen M. Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, Equinox, and SoulCycle, has planned a fundraiser for the president in The Hamptons this Friday.

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Clean Up Your Fitness Routine: The Case Against Gyms

Gyms are energy-sucking, disease-riddled, crowded, and often expensive.


Some people fear a painful death after a prolonged battle with cancer. Others, when they envision the worst possible demise, picture a horrifying car crash. Me? There is nothing I fear more than the idea of dying at the gym. I can picture it too well: One minute, I'm on the elliptical, maybe a little sweaty and winded, but definitely alive. And the next, I'm slumped over the still-rotating pedals, Rihanna blaring in the background as a semi-circle of physically fit gay men look pityingly upon my prone body until it slides off the machine, motionless, and I am pronounced dead of an aneurysm or a heart attack. There is no dignity in dying in a sports bra.

I understand that this is a strange fear, even for a former nerd who barely survived high-school phys ed. But in light of the argument I'm about to make, let's just consider it full disclosure. Because I'm here to suggest you stop going to the gym. That's right!

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College Speaking Fees Gone Wrong: Rutgers Paid Snooki More Than Toni Morrison

The school paid the Jersey Shore reality star $32,000 for a Q&A with students. Toni Morrison is only getting $30,000 to speak at commencement.

Is the Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi worth more than a Nobel Prize winner? The Rutgers University Programming Association certainly thinks so. They paid the reality star $32,000 for a Thursday night Q&A with 1,000 students. Meanwhile, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning author and professor Toni Morrison will receive only $30,000 for speaking at the school's commencement on May 15. (This is not, by the way, an April Fools' Day joke.)

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