There’s a counter-intuitive technique for getting comfortable in cold weather: relax. Stop trying to withstand the cold and lean in. When frost crystals form on your eyelashes and spearmint-fresh air shocks your lungs, it’s surprisingly helpful to remember that extreme cold is part of the natural cycle of planetary life. We spent this week’s polar vortex curled under down quilts, but mentally, we traveled across the poles, swam with penguins, and learned how to freeze and thaw in winter ponds. And now that we have a deeper appreciation of the cold… is it spring yet?
The chef, author, and Netflix star developed her own philosophy of cooking, based on a few universal principles: salt, fat, acid and heat. She says it allows us to cook by following our taste buds, rather than a recipe book.
Lynne Cox is an extreme swimmer. At 18, she swam between the islands of New Zealand. She broke the men's and women's records for the English Channel. Then she did the unthinkable — swimming to Antarctica.
Depending on where you live, winter can be tough to get through. It’s cold, it gets dark early, the weather’s messy. Naturalist Bernd Heinrich shares some amazing stories about the ingenious ways animals survive winter.
How does a hummingbird survive in subzero winter temperatures? Why endure them at all? Author T.C. Boyle couldn’t understand why the small bird would be anywhere near his mountain writing retreat, but he found the answer in Bernd Heinrich’s “Winter World.”
Tommy Orange's debut novel “There There” was one of the big breakout books of 2018. He told Steve that with his novel, he hoped to better represent modern Native Americans that have grown up living in cities.