Never Lose Your Voice: Speaking Up For Those Who Can’t

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A train ride turns into a lesson on poverty and social justice in America.

Watching Time Pass Over the Vineyard Game

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You can’t buy Christmas spirit, but you can make it.

I Didn’t Elect to Have Cancer: When Politics Work

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Toar Winter got a crash course on how the politics of his state affected him on a very personal level.

Replacing Security Guards with the Arts Transforms School

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Three years after getting rid of security guards, Orchard Gardens is safer than ever and students are blossoming.

University of New Hampshire Athlete Ends Track Career to Save a Life

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Cameron Lyle’s mom, Christine Sciacca said, ““He’s my hero. I couldn’t be more proud of him and how he’s been so humble about it.”

McDonald’s Wants Cashier With Bachelors Degree

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McDonald’s offers, “A weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun,” but only if you have a four-year degree.

Congressional Republicans Argue DOMA is Valid Because Same-Sex Couples Can’t Get Pregnant “Accidentally”

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The argument has been around for at least 10 years, and has been central to almost every same-sex marriage case ever ruled on.

Open Thread: Should States Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide?

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Almost a dozen states are considering legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance in ending their own lives.

Rick and Dick Hoyt: Yes You Can!

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This is the amazing and inspiring story of Dick Hoyt and his son Rick, otherwise known as “Team Hoyt”.

The Other Health Risk For Middle-Aged Men: Suicide

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Societal suppression of male emotion contributes to the 4th leading cause of death that no one talks about.

The Boiling Point of Aaron Swartz’s Suicide

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Has Aaron Swartz’s death exposed state corruption?

Charges Against Aaron Swartz Dropped

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Prosecution cites Swartz’s suicide as the reason for the dismissal.

Prizefighters and Poppas

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What does the life deliberately and well lived look like?

Ben Affleck: ‘I Am Not Running For Office’

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The star makes his denial of a Senate race official.

Shame and Violence: The Connecticut School Shooting and Hate

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Tragedy comes from repressed shame, not from being too permissive with people.

Music for Boys

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Why Fiona Apple’s music mattered to Vincent Scarpa, even when he thought it wasn’t supposed to.