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Women Relax, Men Mountaineer: What Backpacks Reveal About Gendered Marketing of Outdoor Sports

Why do we need to sort our gear into men’s and women’s categories anyway?

 

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Are Kids Sports Pricing Themselves Out of the Market?

As organized sports get pushed further out of reach of many poorer kids, one former college hoops star wants to even the playing field.

 

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Put Down the iPad, Lace Up the Hiking Boots

That sneaking suspicion that you’re a more focused, creative person out in the woods? It’s true.

 

New Studies Help Boy Scouts ‘Be Prepared’

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful — and the subject of much research after a hundred years in existence.

 

Thoreau Was Right: Nature Hones the Mind

Studies show nature restores our spirits, improves our thinking, keeps us healthier and probably even saner.

 

If Only Yosemite Were a Video Game

Those who experience nature through the windshield typically donate less toward conservation than those with no exposure to nature.

 

Honorable Ambassador From Nature-Land

Park professionals are searching for ways to reintroduce Americans to the great outdoors.

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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One company, Comcast, will control up to 40 percent of Internet service coverage in the U.S., and 19 of the top 20 cable markets, if a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is approved by regulators. November/December 2014

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