October 2011: Explore!

October 2011: Explore!

Features

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8 Hidden Toxins: What’s Lurking in Your Cleaning Products?

We assume they are safe. But in fact, many popular household cleaners are dangerously…continued

Honestly, Dara

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Let Them Eat Steak

Spend some time eating, drinking and walking as the French do, and the “French…continued

Video

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The Parkour Prep Workout (Video)

Add more play to your workout with parkour, a freeform acrobatic-style movement that lets…continued

Nutrients

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Shaking Out the Truth About Salt

We’re all being told to reduce our sodium intake. But some experts argue that we…continued

Big Ideas

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

This classic book from mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn brings meditation down to earth.…continued

Confident Cook

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Dig Into Garlic

For centuries it’s been worshiped for its protective powers and its culinary potential.…continued

Thoughts From the Founding Editor

A Meditation on Nothing

There’s something about the promise of variety, novelty and sheer quantity that appeals…continued

Meditations

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Features

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Free Up Your Workout

If you’ve been relying on machines for your resistance training, try working with free…continued

Balance

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Out of the Ordinary

If doing new things makes us feel good, why do we resist doing them? Here are practical…continued

On the Cover

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Christy Mahon’s Big Adventure

On May 16, 2010, Colorado native Christy Mahon became the first woman and the seventh…continued

Video

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Behind the Scenes With Christy Mahon (Video)

Skier and mountaineer Christy Mahon, the subject our October cover, talks about conquering…continued

How I'm Doing It

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Test Results

Anita Ranhotra tried dozens of diet and exercise programs, but couldn’t maintain a…continued

Renewal

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Criticism Bites

From “helpful suggestions” to cutting comments, pointing out our partners’…continued

Letter From the Founder-Perspective

The Path Out of Predictability

Get a little too accustomed to your own comfort zone, and you risk becoming comfortably…continued

Head Out

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The World At Your Feet

International travel doesn’t always require a passport. Here are five U.S. cities where…continued

The Workout

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The Joy of Parkour

As exhilarating as it is acrobatic, this creative fitness discipline is a full-body…continued

Video

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Playing With Parkour (Video)

Hear from Tempest Freerunning Academy co-owner Victor Lopez as he talks freerunning versus…continued

Expert Answers

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Your Qs: Kids and Weight Training, Natural Joint-Pain Remedies and More

Jen Sinkler, our fitness editor, wrangles leading experts to address your most perplexing…continued

Features

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Autism’s Puzzle

The incidence of autism is growing at an alarming rate. Experts are struggling to discover…continued