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How a Racehorse Named Afleet Alex Kept Our Daughter Alex's Legacy Alive

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than "pretty good."

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.

Is 'The One' Fact or Fiction?

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Jennifer Nagy

The concept of "the one" seems as antiquated as chaperones and dance cards. So, what happens when you meet someone that makes you challenge that belief; someone who makes you wonder if all the romantic notions that your friends have been spewing might be true after all?

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

The Atlantic | Julie Beck | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

After nine years writing Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addic...

Exclusive Interview With Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker Nora De Angelli

Anca Dumitru | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Anca Dumitru

Nora de Angelli is a London-based freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker. Until 2011, when she graduated from London College of Communication's University of Arts, with an M.A. in Documentary Film under her belt, De Angelli was an accomplished research scientist.

When Disease Is Stained by Fate

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

My patient and I were walking down the tiled floors of the hospital ward, past the other patients' rooms, every door flung open like in a college dormitory but none of the rooms very inviting. We were almost around the bend by the elevator when he looked up at me and said: "You know something? Every man in my family has died at the age of 53."

How Fear Of Death Could Make You Splurge

The New York Times | Anna North | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

If you’re trying to sell something, consider putting a tombstone in your ad. It might seem macabre, but a new study suggests that thinking about dea...

The True Story Behind That Dating Profile Picture

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I was one step away from finishing my first online dating profile when I was stopped dead in my tracks. I somehow needed to find a photograph that captured the essence of the comfortable-wearing-a-Tuxedo-as-blue-jeans-ballroom-dancing-skinny-dip-loving-cuddle-crazy-macho-poet Frankenstein that I created in my bio.

A Good Book Is a Good Friend

Kimberlie I. Leon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Books
Kimberlie I. Leon

When I was a kid, my mother used to tell me that when she had a good book to read, it was like having a good friend. It took me a long time to understand what this meant. I've learned it doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it can be magical.

No Fate! Or Maybe Fate. What's Your Choice?

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.17.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Fatalism is a supernatural belief, and it can indeed have harmful consequences for the way we act in the world. But where does fatalism come from?

The Ugly Truth About Karma

Harshada Rajani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Harshada Rajani

There were so many good times in my life, I was bound to step into some bad times. The world had only taught me how to laugh, but it knew it had to eventually teach me how to cry too.

A Widow and a Widower Walk Into a Bar

Ryon Harms | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryon Harms

We are living the next six months more than 8,000 miles apart. If you believe that coincidences are just coincidences, you'd reason that our odds aren't favorable. But a more provocative interpretation might be that our first encounter was just the tip of our iceberg.

Testing the Fates at Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang, Taiwan

Rachel Chang | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

I looked down at the two wooden objects on the concrete floor, baffled. "See? They're smiling at you," my grandma said. It wasn't until years later when I that I stopped by the Chao-Tian Temple (also called Matzu Temple) and tried to understand the significance of the block throwing.

50 Years Ago in a Church In Alabama

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Galen Guengerich

Today as always, we stand at the intersection of prologue and possibility. Our challenge in religious terms is to open ourselves to the experience of the divine -- of being connected to everything.

Friday the 13th -- Good Luck!

Donna Henes | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

It is simply too dangerous to leave life to chance. To do so would be to invite disaster. Luck must never be taken for granted. One can never assume. It requires constant courtship, demands undivided devotion.

The Truth Has Many Facets

Christine Eilvig | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I think we all from time to time experience that things happen more or less as a coincidence. That we end up in a scenario we didn't see coming. And I think many of us contemplate the thought that things could be different.

'Has One Moment Ever Changed Your Life Completely?'

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By OneBlueFish, Verona, WI When was the last time you considered the odds of you...

Why Do I Keep Turning Down Money From God?

Al DeLuise | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I'm not perfect (shocking) and I have to admit there was that split-second I thought about sweeping the money off the counter and into my pocket -- there was no one there to stop me.

How I Finally Got Over My Ex

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

A few years ago, I was lounging on a yacht in the Virgin Islands with the man I was sure I was supposed to marry. We locked eyes and I longed for him to whisper in my ear something tender and romantic. Then he started talking about hamburgers.

The Deal We Get

Wendy Bradford | Posted 02.25.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

We have no guarantee of numbers. We think our days are infinite but they are not. One will be the last. And this not the hardest part. The hardest is knowing those we cherish will share our fate; we can make no deal to change that.

Are You Living Your Fate or Creating Your Destiny?

S.L. Scott | Posted 01.26.2013 | Books
S.L. Scott

Writing this book and spending time with these characters solidified what I always knew to be true. If we can dream it, we can make it our reality, but we have to set that plan in motion by taking the first step.

I'm Having A...

Steve Hutensky | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Steve Hutensky

We make plans and life takes it's own path. In the end, I'd say the big lesson for me has been about trust -- trust that things happen when they're meant to happen; trust that we're being taken care of by a higher source; trust when our intent is grounded in love.

Carpe Diem: The Role Of Fate In Your Life And Job Search

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

Realize that the people you meet every day in offices, planes and trains are each getting you further in miles to where you need to go to find your dream job.

Do You Believe In Destiny? Maybe You Should

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Nearly everyone wants to believe in the concept. Atheists may believe that there's no God, no purpose and no point to life, but it's pretty tough living that philosophy out in the day-to-day trenches.

'Romeo And Juliet' 2.0

Josephine Dries | Posted 09.15.2012 | Weddings
Josephine Dries

When fate and destiny call your name, you don't turn them down...