Japan’s Iron Man: A Story of Resilience

Hiro Fuijita’s will to live has become a shining light in The Land of the Rising Sun and beyond.

The Power of Parallels: The Hawking Family, Disability and Me

Erin Kelly examines how the similarities between Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones’ portrayal of Stephen and Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything collide with her own life.

We Got More from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Than We Expected

Everyone has their reasons for taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Some of them might surprise you.

Why I Did the Ice Bucket Challenge…and Why None of Us Should Have Had To

“The Ice Bucket Challenge should help make us aware of the political structures around us and the ways in which they are massively failing, but it shouldn’t be serve as an excuse not to be charitable,” writes economics PhD student Ben Labe.

What Do ALS and Ferguson Have in Common? The ‘Reverse the Hate’ Challenge

“Sleepy Hollow” star Orlando Jones co-opts the Ice Bucket Challenge to reverse the hate resulting from Ferguson.

Don’t Roll Your Eyes At People Doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – They’re Helping Cure a Disease

Joanna Schroeder talked with people who’ve lost loved ones to ALS and her mind was changed about the viral Ice Bucket Challenge video sensation. Now she’s a huge fan and thinks you should be, too.

Ohio Couple Granted Temporary Order by Federal Judge in Case Challenging State Ban on Gay Marriage

Josh Israel believes this ruling “may mark the beginning of the end for the Buckeye State’s marriage inequality amendment.”

I Forgive You, Dad

Rebecca Butler had wanted her mom to to leave her dad after he was unfaithful. She is thankful now that didn’t happen.

Actor Jack Klugman Dies at Age 90

Although few will remember, Jack Klugman was a strong advocate for critical health-care legislation.

My Long Education in the Meaning of Gratitude

After facing his own serious illness, Eirik Rogers sends up gratitude to the king of grace-at-the-end: Lou Gehrig.

The 10 at 10

A bicycle map, the language of war, ALS, and a Jackass-style video.

Man of the Day: Avi Kremer

The Harvard Business School student thought he was on top of the world, until his doctor told him he only had a few more years to live.