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


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

Watching Time Pass Over the Vineyard Game


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Music for Boys


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