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'A Walk in the Woods': Negotiating Nature on the Appalachian Trail

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.02.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

The movie adaptation of A Walk in the Woods is on solid footing with Bill Bryson's chronicle of the struggles, discomforts, and deprivations he endured -- and gratifications he derived -- as he explored the Appalachian Trail in the spring and summer of 1996. The book conveys the trepidations he experienced -- the perils encountered, and imagined.

The Benefits Behind Learning To Let Go

Laura Berger | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

We, personally, left many fears in the jungle, often through little or no conscious effort. What's more, we came home with the realization that if we could survive in the jungle, we could endure anything. Our tolerance for turmoil was leaps and bounds bigger than before.

"The Lord of the Rungs"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have never climbed the corporate ladder because I have acrophobia, which is an irrational fear of being any higher off the ground t...

The Baumgartner Jump: We Were All Afraid! Why?

David Ropeik | Posted 12.16.2012 | Science
David Ropeik

What a fantastic demonstration of the animal wiring of the human brain when it comes to fear. What a thrill! For Felix, sure, but for us too.