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In an exclusive interview about his first album in five years, the multiplatinum-selling musician opens up about his competitive side, songwriting, and the struggle to stay optimistic in trying times

Honest-to-God advice on how to enjoy nature, from an actor-comedian-author-canoe-builder who grew up on a farm and takes rock stars rafting

Why Apple’s CEO wants to make health and wellness the company’s greatest legacy

Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand. Are the oceans finally getting their moon-shot moment?

Reality-TV stars never sustain long careers. Just don't tell that to Grylls.

On his new album, the king of mellow beach music takes a bold turn. We asked him why.

We talked to design maverick Thomas Meyerhoffer about the importance of always exploring. Then we had him speak with four other visionaries building an ingenious new world.

With his new film 'Popstar' in the can, we helped the SNL alum 
blow off steam the best way we know how—birding

Tim Kovar travels the world helping people scale giants

What’s spurring so many A-list celebrities to appear on a survival TV show? The chance to experience a little fear and risk, which, as Grylls keeps telling us, only makes you stronger.

The portable shower has gotten a much-needed reboot

Gear companies know how to make packs lighter, jackets more waterproof, and skis burlier. The only problem: young people couldn’t care less.

Stephanie Gilmore was a world-champion surfer when a brutal attack by a stranger nearly ended her career. Now she's back on top, with a sixth world title, and reveals how she found happiness again—in the most unexpected places.

Examining the perpetual youth and singular talent of surfing's king

It started with a salsa bowl, some cheap Australian sunglasses, and a little help from Kickstarter. Now, Sunski is making waves—and its founders are living the dream.

On the other side of a distinguished career and a very public doping fiasco, America’s best cyclist not named Lance Armstrong can’t stop riding. But where is his generation of tainted racers heading?

In his new book, Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena spells out his recipe for success. The main ingredient? Pain.

Never mind the health and environmental benefits. It’s good for the soul.

Elevate your ski-season skills with these four trampoline exercises

An obstacle-racing obsessed filmmaker aims to find out why suffering has become America's favorite new sports pastime.

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