September 23, 2019
Jesse Israel’s life had to get pretty loud before it could get quiet.
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February 12, 2019
In chronicling their own demises, four writers taught themselves how to live.
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June 09, 2016
We don’t know how to create genius, but we do know a bit about the circumstances that encourage it.
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April 06, 2016
'I’ve learned that happiness is not a standard feeling. It has many colors and many shapes. You can’t force happiness... you have to mold it yourself.'
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What getting evicted taught a popular San Francisco artist about the city he loves.
William Ernest Henley, who lost one of his legs to a childhood illness, wrote these verses while recovering at an infirmary.
Photographer Francis Smith set out to visit towns, streets and waterways bearing her name, snapping away to capture poignant images of life across modern America.

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Places Like This': A Veteran Expedition
January 13, 2017
In late 2015, one of the nation’s oldest service organizations made a bold move: It appointed a 26-year-old as president.
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May 05, 2016
Colin Campbell chronicles his journey from cold abandonment to sunnier days with the dog who 'rescued' him.
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July 11, 2016
At age 90, terminally ill Norma opted out of treatment and chose to go on a cross-country tour of the U.S.
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September 08, 2016
Iraq veteran who lost his leg below the knee and his arm below the elbow talks about living with no excuses.
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Journalist and former Parade Editor-in-Chief Janice Kaplan commits to “the bright side,” which really meant experiencing gratitude every day—even if it wasn’t easy, at first.