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Lately, the news has become a major source of anger and sadness for many of us. With the shadow of war, ongoing political strife, destructive weather, and shocking violence making up the majority of what we read and watch on […]

In 2014, the number of forcibly displaced people in the world numbered almost 60 million—that’s a 40 percent increase since 2011. The largest groups come from Syria, where civil war rages and explosions rip through the concrete walls of homes […]

Unless you’ve been living beneath the proverbial rock, you’ve likely heard the latest buzz about Game of Thrones, the popular HBO fantasy series inspired by George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. Martin wrote the books […]

Kathrine Switzer helped change the future of women’s sports by becoming the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. It wasn’t easy—an iconic photograph of the 1967 race shows a man attacking and grabbing at Switzer mid-run, in an […]

Rebekah Marine is the bionic model. Born with Symbrachydactyly, a congenital abnormality that results in missing or malformed hands and limbs, Marine is missing her right forearm. But she’s never considered it a disability—only a difference. And now she’s using […]

Have you ever wondered what it takes to serve aboard a Navy submarine? To even be eligible, hopefuls must pass a rigorous series of psychological evaluations, intensive courses, and grueling tests. And once aboard, crewmen shoulder an 18-hour schedule that […]