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Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

Toronto Comes Alive During 2016 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.22.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

There are film festivals all over the world. Few however, take over an entire city and engage locals and visitors on the level of the Toronto International Film Festival. An estimated 480,000 filmgoers attend screenings, eyeball celebrities and scout out the up-and-coming filmmakers at TIFF.

Climate Change Creates Cruising Weather in the NW Passage - If You Can Afford the Insurance

This Planet | Posted 09.12.2016 | Green
This Planet

The fabled Northwest passage isn't what it used to be - an impenetrable ice-choked wilderness. For the first (but surely not the last) time, a high-en...

Vietnam Vet Finally Says Goodbye To The Friend He Couldn't Save

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

It took 46 years, but Ricky Miller finally went to say good-bye to the best friend he tried desperately to rescue in Vietnam. It wasn't easy.

The One-of-a-Kind Way To Experience The Grand Canyon

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Todd VanDuzer

Arizona is known for a number of things: its scorching summer heat, unique plantlife and wildlife, and delicious Mexican food to name a few. Most ic...

Man Hangs On To Helicopter Carrying Dead Man To Funeral

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.17.2016 | Weird News

This was no Hollywood stunt. A man grabbed the landing skid of a helicopter at a public mourning ceremony in Bungoma, Kenya, Friday and hung on for de...

Kauai Island, Hawaii

David Code | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Code

My greatest moment of trepidation was when I strapped on my tank and flippers, placed the air regulator in my mouth, and stepped off the edge of the b...

Helicopter Whips Row Of Porta-Potties Up Into The Air

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.10.2016 | Weird News

Here's why helicopters should stay the hell away from porta-potties. A low-flying U.K. Royal Navy chopper got way too close to a line of portable rest...

Cambodia and Laos: Hidden Gems in Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang

David Code | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
David Code

"Until I learned English, I felt like a deaf person--surrounded by all these foreigners I couldn't understand," she told me. I knew Christmas in ...

Keeping Romantic Spark Glowing in Marriage

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.20.2017 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Do you think marriage has to become boring after a while? That's a myth. You can add excitement to your relationship -- by branching out from your "same old same old," familiar, predictable actions.

Who Do Cities and Towns Exist for?

Stacy Bare | Posted 12.02.2016 | New York
Stacy Bare

Who do cities and towns exist for? Is it the people who live there or those who come to visit? Over the last few years this has been a central question in two very different locales for at least some of the residents in both Jackson, WY and New York City, NY.

Brazilian Police Hunt Bad Santa Who Stole Helicopter

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 11.29.2015 | Crime

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a...

The Hardest Part

Michael Putzel | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Michael Putzel

During a "Chat with Champions" book talk at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine, a person in the audience asked what was the hardest part of writing The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War.

Excerpt: The Coast Guard's First Rescue

David Helvarg | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
David Helvarg

The following is excerpted from my book: Rescue Warriors - The U.S. Coast Guard America's Forgotten Heroes (now in paperback). Friday, August 26, 20...

Surviving The Death Of My Parents

Melanie Stoecklein | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Melanie Stoecklein

On December 7, 2011, my parents took a scenic helicopter tour for their 25th wedding anniversary. Less than 15 minutes after takeoff, the helicopter c...

WHERE'S GUSTAVE? (pt. 2): 1908, 1909 and Gustave Whitehead

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Carroll F. Gray

Part 1 of 'Where's Gustave?' asks why Gustave Whitehead didn't appear in the press as "First to Fly" at critical times between his supposed "flight" in 1901 and 1928, on many occasions when he reasonably ought to have.

But When Did It Start?

Michael Putzel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Michael Putzel

Within months, tens of thousands of U.S. forces were committed to battle on the ground and in the air. But by the time the Army joined the fight in substantial numbers, I was off active duty, in the Reserves and most of the way through my six-year military obligation.

Avalanches in Paradise: An Alaska Heli-Skiing Story

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Max Gladwell

The helicopter buries its skids into a knife ridge no wider than a snowboard is long. This first attempt marks the landing zone high up in Alaska's Chilkat Range, north of Haines, Alaska, and not far from the Canadian border.

Evolution of Darwin From Thrill-Seeking to Thought-Provoking

Christine Negroni | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Its no secret; Australia is a country infested with things that will kill you. Or as humorist and Australiaphile Bill Bryson put it, "If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles."

Stopping Ebola by Land, Water and Air

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Speed is paramount in our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa as we continue to be vigilant in the fight to extinguish Ebola. The faster we get to communities with suspected cases, the faster we protect the people there.

Michael Calderone

NBC's Brian Williams Admits He Wasn't On Helicopter Forced Down In Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams said Wednesday that he had not been aboard a helicopter that was struck and forced down in Iraq i...

Selling an Item 'As Is' Does Not Eliminate All Responsibility

Brad Reid | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Courts frequently state that "sold as is" only draws the buyer's attention to the quality of the goods and not to ownership issues.

When Falling in Love Means Flying Into Fear

Oral Fixation | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

I married a man whose obsession with flying machines began in elementary school with radio-controlled planes and helicopters. He eventually graduated to full-size planes and a career in aviation, but when we met 20 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a biomedical engineer with a yen to fly.

Australian Adventurer Illustrates Flying's Glorious Contradictions

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.16.2014 | Home
Christine Negroni

The role of adventurers in aviation was very much on my mind while reading Dick Smith's thrill-a-page book, The Earth Beneath Me, the story of his solo helicopter flight from Fort Worth, Texas to Sydney, Australia in 1982.

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice