How Heroes Are Made: Washington Heights Fire Dramatic Rescue [Video]

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Four stories up, a man’s life hangs in balance as he perches precariously on a window ledge while smoke billows outward. Two neighbors try desperately to help him before firefighters arrive. The video tells all.

Who Are You to Judge: Let Yourself Off the Hook.

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Neill O’Farrell believes we should take the simple phrase “who am I to judge” and use it as a mantra for better living.

The Neighbor

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“She looks into my living room as if to glimpse someone behind me. No one should be there.” By Jimin Han

8 Potentially Life-Threatening Situations in Daily Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Were you aware that some decisions we take completely for granted could actually have life-threatening consequences?

Dear John: I Think My Boss Is Having An Affair

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A boss who might be having an affair, a friend going crazy with tattoos, and neighbors who are suddenly dog-crazy.

Do Something: Human Trafficking & the Bystander Effect

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Photographer Nannette Ricaforte on why she fights against human trafficking.

I Am a Writing Desk

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Justin Cascio had to leave home to find his people: more than once.

Dear John: Are Her Feelings More Important Than The Mortgage?

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An unreasonable spouse over insurance, missing information about a sister, and a broken ankle on a neighbor’s icy porch.

Dear John: My Neighbor Is A Pervert

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Dear John addresses a guy next door watching porn, a girlfriend posing nude for art school, and a passive-aggressive neighbor.

The Wedding Cake Topper

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Bill and Kelly’s community made sure their family enjoyed every benefit of marriage, starting with a wedding.

The Plague

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What do we owe our neighbors in times of crisis?

The Circumcised Poet and Other Tales

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No matter what has been cut away, what remains is whole.

It Takes A Village, Idiot

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Why the way you raise your kids matters to your neighbors.

Dear John: She’s Not Fit To Be Tied

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This week, Dear John addresses a guy who is stuck on “his way” in sex, a long unsaid apology, and a dented car.

Dear John: Dad’s Dating Reports Are TMI

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This week Dear John addresses dating details, a hideous fence, and an awkward toupee.

Stop Leaving Garbage in the Hallway!

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Who do you think takes that mattress downstairs? Magical fairies? No!! Some poor cleaning lady who already has enough to do without having to haul your garbage down an elevator and into a dumpster.