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The Psychology of Picking a President: What Your Brain Says About Your Vote

You can predict who will win the next presidential election using these simple facts, explains psychologist John D. Gartner.


9 of the Most Inspiring, Powerful Quotes from Pope Francis on Climate Change

On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis releases a 184-page encyclical addressing the threat that global warming poses to our human...


An Ohio Couple Was Trapped in a Flooding Basement. Their Dramatic Rescue Will Restore Your Faith in ...

The Hammondses were trapped in their flooded basement, with the water line rapidly rising above 8 feet. It would take...


A Deaf Woman Wants to Be a Nurse. Can a School Deem Her Unfit for the Job?

You be the judge: Can a nursing school dismiss a hearing-impaired person because they say she's not able to care...


5 Judges Who Will Erode Your Faith in the System

Most jurists warrant our respect. Then there are those who shake public trust.


Faces of America: A Civil War Reenactment in Dublin, VA

Photographer Glenn Glasser meets passionate performers in Dublin, VA at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain Civil War Reenactment.


You be the Judge: The Case of the Kid and the Cash

An unmarried, absent father dies at work. Does his company have to pay to support his child?


How and Why We Pray

Organized religion may be losing members, but prayer is more popular than ever. A look at the myriad reasons why.

Profile in Courage: The Firefighters

In June 2013, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives fighting one of the worst wildfires in American history.


When Lightning Strikes a Golfer, Is the Course Responsible?

The caddie master learned of lightning in the area and set off in a cart with the club pro to...


6 Creative Ways to Save Endangered Languages Before They Disappear

Each year twenty-five languages die out, but these groups are developing creative ways to keep other endangered languages from becoming...


Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit

Once again, senseless carnage has been visited upon the innocent. And once again, we are following the terrible events and...


The Six Apps You Need This Election Season

With more Americans turning to mobile devices for political news, navigating the plethora of politics apps camouflaged in red, white,...


Life Found in Outer Space!

Aliens!? Possibly...


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Kivalina, Alaska: A Disappearing Town

At the tip of a barrier island 80 miles above the Arctic Circle, the town of Kivalina, Alaska, is melting...


Study: Should Men Get a PSA Test?

Yes, prostate cancer screening saves lives, but does the test do more harm than good?

The Road Ahead for Middle Class Families

Being middle class is the very heart  of the American Dream. In practical terms, it's having a job (or two)...


How Do Prescription Drug Prices Rise So High?

How does a drug go from $15 to $1,440 a dose?


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Why Fully Vaccinated People Everywhere Still Need Masks Indoors

The CDC recommends that vaccinated people almost everywhere wear masks in indoor public places. Here's why it's a good idea.


80 Powerful Black History Month Quotes That Will Inspire You and Move You

Learning about Black History Month can be inspirational, and the quotes below are sure to move and motivate you.