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A new study shows that physically clean people are more inclined than dirty people to judge others harshly, Wired reports. Researchers at Northwestern university invited 58 undergrads to a shiny new lab to “rate the morality of…

Any dermatologist will tell you: Wear sunscreen every day, even if you're just hanging around town. But picking the right one is where it gets complicated. According to a 2009 study by the Environmental Working Group, nearly 30 percent of sunscreens don't have strong enough protection from UVA, the sun's most prevalent, carcinogenic rays. Then there

(Photo courtesy stuartpilbrow on Flickr.) A Stanford University professor is working on a vaccine that would shield humans from chronic stress, Wired reports. Dr. Robert Sapolsky, a neuroscience…

You got yourself to the gym. That's great. But did you ever think how your effort to stay fit might lead you into a fight against infection? The National Athletic Trainers Association published a paper…

A prostatecancer vaccine that the US Food and Drug Administration rejected in2007 has now won the regulator's approval, making it the first cancer vaccine to do so, according to newscientist.com. Made by Dendreon of Seattle,…

A new study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that kids in the Southeast states, referred to as the “Stroke Belt,” are fatter than their U.S. peers in other regions. In 2007, 45 percent of 10- to 17-year-olds in Mississippi were overweight, and 22 percent were…

At a time when we're supposed to feel lucky just to have a job, why are so many employers supporting our addiction to travel, helping us get fit, and inviting our dogs into the office? Because it's good business. Presenting our third annual list of Outside's Best Places to Work.

Boulder, CO

Dover, DE

Nashville, TN

Salt Lake City, UT

Minneapolis, MN

Winooski, VT

How we picked them: First, with help from the Outdoor Industry Association, we got the word out to eligible applicants–nonprofit or for-profit companies with at least 15 employees working in the U.S. Our project partner, the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based research firm Best Companies Group (bestcompaniesgroup.net), then sent registered…

Christine Fanning, executive director of The Outdoor Foundation, said the amount of young people heading outdoors is dropping each year, according to the Outdoor…

Bad news for us office bums who spend most of the day in a chair: Some new research from the Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that prolonged periods of sitting are detrimental to your health, regardless of whether or not…

A new study ranking happiness in each state puts Louisiana at the top of the list, LiveScience reports. Data was gathered before Hurricane Katrina, however, so that number one ranking might not be an accurate reflection of the current happiness level in that state.

You're supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night to function well on a daily basis, but if you short yourself during work nights and overcompensate during weekends, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Habitual excessive sleeping can cause “sleep drunkeness” and can be a sign of an…

Over at CNN.com, David B. Givens discusses how the fist-bump may be a solution to slowing the spread of germs caused by the handshake. Seriously. He talks of other nations that greet in a manner other than…

Researchers show that, historically, overall health improves during a bad economy, CNN reports. A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looks at economic growth and the health of the…

There are two choices when confronting the current chaos in the job market: Be afraid. (Useless.) Be bold. (That’s the spirit.) Because moments of turmoil present the biggest opportunities to take a new direction, to find an employer who gets your need for adventure, to finally break free of the cubicle. How We Picked…

This simple formula is seemingly impossible to master. So how does Kelly Slater do it year after year? And how can you?

Do you work for a great company? One that encourages you to balance a productive work life with an active, healthy personal life—with things like fitness programs, flexible hours, or other cool perks? We want to hear about it! Tell your human resources director or public relations director to…

Thirty companies outshined the rest in our first annual study of the nation's most well-balanced workplaces

Seeking ambitious individuals hungry for life-affirming employment in emergent industries. A firm understanding of the need to balance work and play is preferred. Ideal candidates think big, enjoy travel, and are plagued by a voice that keeps repeating, You can do better than this.

Finding Outside‘s Best Places to Work—companies that make it easy for employees to balance productivity with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle—is no easy task. If you know a nonprofit or for-profit company based in the U.S. with more than 15 employees that deserves mention, shoot us an email. We don’t want…

Outside‘s Best Places to Work program recognizes companies that encourage employees to balance a productive work life with an active, healthy personal life. Does your company offer: »   fitness facilities or programs? »   flex-time or telecommuting options?…

Partners with the outdoor industry association and the best companies group to find the ultimate work environment

Think of fitness like your portfolio: don’t let short-term thinking limit long-term gains.

OK, maybe a little work, but when you're having this much fun, it's hard to tell the difference. No matter where you are or where you've been, you can still tack in a new direction and do something you love—and make a living. Just ask these folks.

Make a go of it as a yoga teacher, athlete manager, or a tour operator.

Put down that dumbell and pay attention: Your eyes need training, too. Upgrade this all-important organ with our complete guide to better vision.

Strengthen your bones in three easy steps

Got the whole make-fitness-fun thing? Now let's talk about that mortal coil of yours. You think you know it, but you don't know Jack.

Withstand summer's deadly rays with heroic, high-tech SPF solutions

Week of August 29-September 4, 1996 Roughing it (sort of) on St. John Aspen action, minus the snow Outside the Beltway, into Virginia Camping in Hoosier National Forest…

Week of January 30-February 5, 1997 Through-hiking the Appalachian Trail Hiking and rafting in Northern California Late-season skiing at Colorado resorts Making the most of five days in the Adirondacks…

Week of April 3-9, 1997 Hiking and biking in North Carolina Schlepping a surfboard to Costa Rica? Planning an adventure trip with a toddler Rock-climbing schools in New Hampshire…

Outside magazine, April 1999 Review: He Spins! He Rolls! He Stays Dry! By Andrew Rice KAYAKS | BUYING RIGHT | THE OTHER STUFF |…

Tony Little (I'm the World's Number One Personal Trainer!) travels to Tonga (it's a monarchy, right? you just stop the fatty food from coming in!) and whips the island nation into shape (holy shit, these people are huge!)

We're going to show you how to find your flow. The place where everything clicks and comes easy.

I will be going hiking and kayaking in Hawaii next summer, but I concerned about the sun because of my very fair complexion. What are some good choices for clothing to help protect me from the ravages of the sun? Jeff Minneapolis, Minnesota

As anybody who's been hiking on the West Coast knows, getting "poison oaked" is a miserable experience. So, have you ever heard of Zanfel? According to the company's Web site, this soap is supposed to remove the urushiol from poison oak even after you get the rash. Unfortunately, it's really expensive—about $40 for a one-ounce tube! Does this stuff really work, or is it just snake oil? Rusty San Francisco, California

Does wilderness therapy help troubled kids? After a gang of teenagers staged a violent mutiny in the badlands of Utah, we joined the search for answers.

A Definitive Directory to the Top Careers in the Outdoors

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