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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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Don’t Text and Drive—Especially If You’re Old

A new study shows that texting while driving becomes even more dangerous with age.

Apparently You Can Bring Your Religion to Work

New research says offices that encourage talk of religion actually make for happier workplaces.

Canadian Kids Have a Serious Smoking Problem

Bootleg cigarette sales could be leading Canadian teens to more serious drugs, a recent study finds.

The Hidden Psychology of the Home Ref

That old myth of home field bias isn’t a myth at all; it’s a statistical fact.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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