Florence Williams

Florence Williams

ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure

Some of the best medicine for kids with attention-deficit disorders may be extreme sports and outdoor learning. That's good news, because not only do they need exploration, but exploration...

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The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

It may be the oldest emotion. Before happiness, before sorrow, before exhilaration, and way, way before the urge to climb mountains and bomb down steeps, there was fear. Now scientists are finding...

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Slush Funds: How to Cash in on Global Warming

To many entrepreneurs across the world, rising temperatures, drought, and ice melt represents a market opportunity. McKenzie Funk spent the past six years reporting around the world on how the...

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The Politician

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on the economy, the environment, energy, and water

This Is Your Brain on Adventure

You stand on a 300-foot cliff and think, Mommy. Ted Davenport stands there and thinks, Sick air! The difference, neuroscientists are finding, may lie in the very anatomy of our minds.

Required Reading

Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska [sidebar img=1481136 | hed=Shopping for Porcupine by Seth Kantner and Rome 1960 by David Maraniss][/sidebar]By Seth Kantner(MILKWEED, $28) Seth...

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The Godfathers of Go

More than three decades after blazing the independent-travel trail, Richard Bangs and Tony Wheeler are still racking up the adventures

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Lose Yourself

Escape the heat with these can't-put-down reads

A Perfect Retrofit

Not ready to build from the ground up? No worries: Costs for earth-friendly home improvement have finally come down to earth—and the dividends pay off for years and years. Here's how to...

World Water Crises

Tapped

H2O is what connects us—it's the alpha liquid that supports natural wonderlands and lets us live, play, and explore. You'd think we'd be taking better care of this critical resource, and yet...

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