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Between the Lines
Classrooms Without Walls • Nationwide, schools are investing in outdoor-education programs. The shift is showing real benefits, but also highlighting disparities.
Peak Happiness • On a trek through Tanzania, a climber and photographer captures the joy of connection
Speed Trap • The unending search for a competitive edge in sports has a cost. It’s called the Red Queen effect.
Survival of the Rawest • RYAN PENDER, executive producer of the History Channel’s Alone, wanted to make an unvarnished reality show. He had no idea how successful it would be.
Warm to My Core • The right hoodie isn’t just cozy—it’s a real comfort
Ten Perfect Autumn Adventures • Extend summer’s carefree vibes into fall with these handpicked outings. Fewer crowds and cooler temperatures mean extra elbow room, better rates, and ideal weather to wander.
The Big Tree • Once thought to be basically immortal, giant sequoias are dying in droves as fires burn bigger, hotter, and longer than at any other point in human history. Saving them is possible, but managing western woods is a Pandora’s box of tough choices.
They Call Her Lamb Mom • People say farmers aren’t supposed to get emotionally attached to livestock. Uh-huh. When fate sent our writer two newborn sheep with serious medical challenges, that kind of nonsense was banished from the barn.
School of Rocks • Kurt Steiner has dedicated his entire adult life to stone skipping, sacrificing everything to produce world-record throws that defy the laws of physics. To hear him tell it, he has no choice.
Harebrained • THERE ARE THOSE MOMENTS WHEN YOU THINK: MAYBE I’M NO SMARTER THAN A RACCOON. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.
Meltdown • This 2008 story reveals the hilarious dynamics of family travel. On a trip to Greenland with his father and brother, after only a week the author was seized by a tantrum-pitching impulse and the overwhelming desire to punch himself again and again in the face.