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The Stay-at-Home Mom Turned Falconer

The Stay-at-Home Mom Turned Falconer

Decades ago, Deanna Curtis was captivated by a birds of prey demonstration. Today, she's one of a growing number of women involved in the ancient sport of falconry.

Should USA Swimming Go Down?

Should USA Swimming Go Down?

A conversation with Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce, journalists who have spent years documenting the horrible story of sexually abusive swim coaches—and dogging a national governing body that they think is beyond repair

The 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families

The 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...

School of Rock

School of Rock

When it comes to producing climbers, there's one college that stands above all the rest

Best Towns 2009

Best Towns 2009

Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.

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