These 7 Dog-Training Principles Work for Humans, Too

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These 7 Dog-Training Principles Work for Humans, Too
Last winter my family grew by four legs. No, we didn’t have twins. We adopted Ananda, a then seven-week-old German shepherd dog (GSD). GSDs are great, but they are also a lot of work. When we first got Ananda, my son was just shy of three years old. Ananda thought he was a baby sheep and constantly ...

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Could Thru-Hiking Be Bad for Your Health? A New Study Makes a Troubling Find.

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Could Thru-Hiking Be Bad for Your Health? A New Study Makes a Troubling Find.
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When Tom Heinbockel decided to make himself into an experiment, he didn’t expect the results to change the way he looked at hiking. He certainly didn’t ex...

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National Parks Are Embracing Indigenous Astronomy

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National Parks Are Embracing Indigenous Astronomy
Spotting Orion or Ursa Major is a highlight of any camping trip, but Greek constellations aren’t the only stories scattered among the stars. For millennia, Native Americans have used the cosmos for everything from weather prediction to navigation. Only in the past few decades, though, has Indigenous...

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How Mental Training Can Make You Physically Stronger

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How Mental Training Can Make You Physically Stronger
Close your eyes and imagine this scene. You’re entering the weight room. You sit down on a bench and collect your thoughts, recalling how many sets and reps you plan to do, with how much weight and how much rest. Now you head over to the Smith machine, unrack the bar, and prepare to do a back squat:...

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Don’t Buy What Wellness Influencers Are Selling

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Don’t Buy What Wellness Influencers Are Selling
Wellness influencers build audiences for themselves on the merit of having an enviable lifestyle, body, or aesthetic. From there it’s easy for them to position themselves as qualified to give advice on how to live more like they do. But having a six-pack doesn’t make you a trainer, and following a r...

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Could Biomarkers Be the Key to Concussion Recovery?

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Could Biomarkers Be the Key to Concussion Recovery?
Kari Fraser was out for a trail run on Mount Sanitas, in Boulder, Colorado, in the winter of 2015 when she slipped on some ice and knocked her head. The impact resulted in a black eye, a severe headache, and a concussion. Fraser, who was 53 at the time, went to the ER and was told she’d be OK, but ...

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What It Takes to Run a Mountain-Ultra-Trail Race

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What It Takes to Run a Mountain-Ultra-Trail Race
Immediately after stumbling across the finish line of the 2019 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, the legendarily punishing mountain-ultra-trail event, 56 runners hobbled over to the National Ski and Mountaineering School in the French resort town of Chamonix. Waiting there was a team of scientists with a r...

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Pluralistic: 02 May 2021

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