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When Your Body Says No

When Your Body Says No

A lifelong runner and outdoor athlete is hit with a mysterious physical breakdown. Once the engine starts to fail, what happens to the mind?

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Inside the most destructive fire in American history—and why the West's cities and towns will keep on burning

What Happened When Dick's Stared Down the Gun Lobby

What Happened When Dick's Stared Down the Gun Lobby

When Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would reduce gun sales in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, CEO Edward Stack said he wanted to start a conversation about gun safety in America. What he got instead was a firestorm.

Jesse Itzler's Everest-Sized Hike Will Change Your Life

Jesse Itzler's Everest-Sized Hike Will Change Your Life

The former white-boy rapper and mega-successful serial entrepreneur has become a bestselling wellness author and Tony Robbins-style life coach. His latest venture, a highly social weekend of walking up mountains until you drop, called 29029, is pitched as a new breed of restorative endurance event. But is this just a brutal group hike with good marketing?

Murder on a Mountain Bike

Murder on a Mountain Bike

When 60-year-old Tim Watkins disappeared on a stretch of singletrack outside Colorado Springs, no one suspected that the truth of how he died would rip the community apart

How a 6-Year-Old Survived Being Lost in the Woods

How a 6-Year-Old Survived Being Lost in the Woods

As a child, Cody Sheehy made headlines when he vanished into the freezing wilderness of Northeast Oregon, making it out safely after 18 hours of determined slogging. Retracing his steps 32 years later, Sheehy says that getting lost was one of the best life lessons he ever had.

Miss Jean’s Wild Ride

Miss Jean’s Wild Ride

What happens when America’s most fabulous advice columnist fires up her polka-dot car and hits the road to ask total strangers about love and cleaving in a bunch of tiny towns called Eden? Let’s just put it this way: Paradise is Regained, and John Milton himself would have said, “Oh. My. God.”

My Father's SOS—From the Middle of the Sea

My Father's SOS—From the Middle of the Sea

Richard Carr, a retired psychologist who had long dreamed of sailing around the world, was in the middle of the Pacific when he started sending frantic messages that said pirates were boarding his boat. Two thousand miles away in Los Angeles, his family woke up to a nightmare: he might be dying alone, and there was almost nothing they could do about it.