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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.

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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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Quick Studies

How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

To Make Friends, Autistic Kids Need Advice—and Space

Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014