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A day in The Laughter Yoga Salon

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Laughter yoga, first popularized by Dr. Madan Kataria, has become an international movement. But does the science support the practice?

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The Maine Issue
Inside the Three-Year Journey from Shore to Bar

An Accidental Oyster Farmer and a Food Renaissance

During the last five years, oyster production on the East Coast has doubled. At Nonesuch Oyster Farm 30 minutes south of Portland, Maine, we watched this renaissance play out for a new generation of farmers.

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Shades of Red, White and Blue

What We Love About America

An open-ended question about national pride produces patriotism, shame for our wrongdoings, and every shade of red, white and blue in between.

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MotoGP and Supercross with Honda HRC

The Kings of Two Wheels

In April, there was a rare overlapping of two-wheeled motorsports: both the MotoGP and the AMA Supercross came to Texas. We went to both to see the fastest men on two-wheels battle it out on the track and in the dirt.

The New Zealand Issue
A New Zealand Travel Guide

Lands Afar

We sent a team of four to New Zealand this winter to see what adventure looks like on the opposite side of the planet, making our way from the North Island to the sparse reaches of South Island. We returned with wild stories, films and photo essays. Welcome to Lands Afar.

Summer Preview 2015
Your Guide to Getting Outside

25 Best American Microadventures

Microadventures don't take excessive amounts of time or money. They also don't take excuses. Here are the 25 best trips to slip into your summer plans.

Single Malt, Many Virtues

Can Americans Make Single Malt as Well as the Scots?

In 2012, an American single malt whiskey from Balcones Distillery in Texas defeated nine other world-class single malts from around the world and gained international attention. Today, the American version of Scotch is still booming, reinforced by a number of new distilleries.

2015 Travel Issue
25 Best Places to Travel in 2015

The Adventure List

Travel is the desire to be changed -- to go, engage in a place, assimilate into its rhythms and quirks, and return home with its fragrant intoxication still swirling around in the brain. For 2015, these places are where we want to be changed.

A portrait of a changing beach town

Sunset in Montauk

In the last decade of summers, more and more tourists have pushed farther down Long Island until, invariably, they've arrived at its end: the little town of Montauk. With increased tourism comes money, but for many in Montauk, it also brings a yearly headache of inebriated vacationers, rising rent prices, congested beaches and changing culture in between harsh, wasteland-like winters. We set out to Montauk to talk to six locals -- a policeman, a teacher, a surfer, a scenester, a fisherman and a retiree -- about why and how Montauk is changing.