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

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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

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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

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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

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Can a merciless marketplace be entrusted with caring for people?

#50: Houseguest

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A houseguest leaps through flames to save the life of a sleeping baby.

The Morning After

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Evan Meck woke in terrible pain, sure something was very wrong.

Virgin Airlines Australia Thinks All Men Are Potential Pedophiles

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Men can’t sit next to unaccompanied children on Virgin Airlines Australia, according to the policy handed to firefighter Johnny McGirr.