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How A Self-Described 'Hermit' Embraces Facebook

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.12.2015 | Technology

Like any good hermit Rachel Denton rises early in the morning to tend to her vegetable garden, feed her chickens, and pray. But the former British nun...

Pope Francis Declares Jubilee Year for the First Pope Who Quit

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

This Jubilee Year, already begun, is in honor of a pope who quit. Not Pope Benedict XVI. We're talking about the first and only pope who willingly and on his accord stepped down from the papal throne before Benedict did in February 2013.

Documenting a Life in the Woods

Mary J. Loftus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Mary J. Loftus

Ever wonder what it would be like to live deep in a forest for 50 years? Me either. But that's exactly what Harvard graduate Bill Coperthwaite has done, living a self-sustaining life in a three-story yurt in the Maine woods for more than five decades, attracting a near-cult status and fan following.

Japanese Man Has Spent 20 Years On Remote Island Alone, Naked

Posted 08.28.2012 | Weird News

Some might say he's gone nuts. A 76-year-old man has decided to spend the latter part of his life in almost complete seclusion on the desert island...