The Long-Lasting Mental Health Effects of Wildfires

Plus, a beginner's guide to staying warm this winter

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The Long-Lasting Mental Health Effects of Wildfires: Across the West, fire season lasts longer and has become more intense than any time in history—tens of thousands of structures burn every year, and dozens of people die. But new research is highlighting a different problem: those who survive are never the same. [Jane C. Hu for Outside]

In Search of the Wild Reindeer: A cryptic message and an epic bike journey. One woman’s magnificent quest to pick up the pieces when her life fell apart. [Laura Killingbeck for Bicycling]

Reel Rock 15 Looks Different This Year: The tour's latest installment, premiering virtually amid the pandemic, comprises four films that show off epic climbs from around the world, but not from the usual suspects. [Peter Vigneron for Outside]

Backcountry-Skiing Instructions from a New Mom: Get out there—it'll be worth it. [Emily Stifler Wolfe]

Is American Dietetics a White-Bread World? These Dietitians Think So. A new generation of practitioners says the profession pays inadequate attention to different kinds of diets, body types, and lives. [Priya Krishna for The New York Times]

A Beginner's Guide to Staying Warm Outside: Getting outdoors in the winter doesn't have to be miserable. Here, musher Blair Braverman shares her top ten tips for keeping cozy in frigid temperatures. [for Outside]

Aliphine Tuliamuk: Pregnant and Training for the Olympics: When 2020 went sideways, the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials winner decided to pursue another dream. [Erin Strout for Women’s Running]

This New Film Debunks the Tarahumara Myth: ‘The Infinite Race’ examines the complicated relationship between ‘Born to Run’ and the runners the book made famous. [Martin Fritz Huber for Outside]

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