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I Survived Child Abuse for Years—Here’s What Everyone Gets Wrong About It
Erin Cole was six months old when her parent's divorce caused her life to spiral out of control. Read on to learn how she not only overcame years of abuse and trauma but also used her troubled past to fuel her dreams.
This Man Protected Wild Bears Every Day for 13 Years—Until He Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
Former Alcatraz Inmate Reveals What the Prison Was Really Like
I Didn’t Know How I Almost Died Until 14 Years After It Happened
Two Young Boys Fell Through the Ice and Were Trapped—Until a Neighbor Stepped In
19 of the Scariest Moments Pilots Have Experienced on the Job
6 People Who Froze to Death—and Came Back to Life
Once you freeze to death—that's it, right? Not always. With the right techniques, doctors...
This Dog Fell Off an 800-Foot Cliff—Weeks Later, He Was Found Alive
On a run in the Rocky Mountains, Eric Wagenknecht's dog, Merle, fell and was injured...
A Car Was Teetering on the Edge of a 50-Foot Drop When Strangers Stepped in to Help
One sudden move by the occupants of the car would send it over the edge.
I Had Two Strokes at Age 29—Here’s How I Recovered
Dina was a perfectly healthy young adult starting a new life—until she suddenly found...
This Woman Performed Her Own Cesarean Section—and Survived
With no one around but her other children, Ines Ramirez Perez did the seemingly impossible...
This Newborn Had Moments to Live—but a Touching Gesture Changed Everything
These parents wouldn't give up on their son, born 14 weeks premature.
I Almost Died of a Blood Clot at Age 38
An undiagnosed genetic mutation combined with birth control pills created the perfect storm for a...
9 Miraculous Medical Recoveries That Still Can’t Be Believed
Surely you can’t survive with only half a skull. Or can you? We’ve...
This Firefighter Tells What It Feels Like to Let A Wildfire Burn Over You
The most dangerous time for a wildfire is late afternoon, when the sun is hot,...
Why Wildfire Smoke Is Way More Dangerous Than You Realized
As wildfires have ravaged so much of the country recently, an air-quality specialist discusses how...
The Teen Who Had a Rare Combination of Cancers at the Same Time—and Survived
Her odds of getting both were one in ten billion.
10 People Who Literally Came Back to Life
Thanks to state of the art medical technology—like defibrillators in nearly every place of...
The Next Mass Shooters: Who They Are, and How We Will Stop Them
An eye-opening look into the minds of mass shooters, from the FBI unit devoted to...
A Widow Set out to Scatter Her Husband’s Ashes in the Woods—Soon She Was Lost
Would she make it out alive?
12 Real Life Exorcisms That Actually Happened
The belief that evil spirits can possess humans has been terrifying people throughout history. That's...
8 People Who Fell from Incredible Heights and Survived
We've all had nightmares where we're falling, but for the people profiled here, it was...
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Her students now compare her to Chuck Norris.
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