Emergencies on Campus: How to Be Prepared For Anything

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We may feel indestructible in college, but it can’t hurt to prepare just in case we’re wrong.

My Wife’s Experience Of Letting Go

Letting go into another way of being

Her eyes roll back into her head and she falls unconscious to the floor. Steven Lake describes what happened to his wife.

30 Pushes and 2 Breaths


Dan Szczesny wonders how he would respond in a real emergency.

A Hero Is Created in a Split-Second—But Only With the Wisdom of a Lifetime

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Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.

The Most Uncool Thing I’ve Ever Written About Drinking

This beer makes my head feel so tiny!

With the trend of the lethal drinking game “Neknominations” becoming mainstream, Amy White wants to reach out to kids with her story … and doesn’t care how uncool you think it is.

The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)

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They’re three bucks a box at the grocery, but how much is a Popsicle at the ER?

Disaster Preparedness Strategies: Will Yours Work?

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Captain Bill Simpson, aka The Nautical Prepper, gives advice and resources to prepare yourself for a variety of potential emergencies—from everyday occurrences to doomsday scenarios.

How I “Almost” Killed My Son


A home-cooked meal was on the table and Tarzan was ready to be watched when catastrophe struck.

Help Is on the Way

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How do we avoid bystander apathy in an emergency?

What Are You Able to Do?

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Drew Diaz says that in an emergency you need to make a conscious choice: either walk towards it or walk away.

Why Pain Is a Wonderful Thing

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Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.

Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

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How can practicing Buddhism save you from a burning wreck?

Hyperarousal: Beyond Fight or Flight

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In a crisis, your choices are limited, but it’s not as bad as you think.

Fire in Cholon


An American soldier in Saigon receives an unexpected lesson in courage.

How to Survive a Dating Emergency

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What could go wrong on a first date? Just about everything. Don’t worry, Dr. Nerdlove’s got you covered.

The Dying Game


Can a merciless marketplace be entrusted with caring for people?