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15 Haunting Photos From Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

DL Cade | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Urbex and photographer Iain Bolton offer us a haunting glimpse into the town of Pripyat, the nuclear city established in February of 1970 to support a nearby power plant you might have heard of... It was called Chernobyl.

Astoria Characters: The Be-Positive Being

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.18.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Fast and furious, the rain falls. Brianna Mercado, wearing a shirt the color of sunshine, is intently watching it through the living room window. There's not a tear in her eyes. In fact, there's a serene smile on her face.

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

So You've Had Cancer and a Heart Attack -- What Now?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.

'Yes, Virginia, There Is Life After Cancer' -- But First You Have to Go Through the Cancer

Ann Fry | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

As I started to approach that two-year mark, I noticed that my work was picking up, that my spirits were picking up, that my energy was indeed picking up. My hair had grown back in and I was indeed feeling like a full human being again.

Pareidolia in Politics: The Face of Faith's Corrupting Influence

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A big leap it is not from believing in god and the devil to believing in anything at all, including that the president is a radical Christian but also a Muslim and a foreign-citizen socialist who will take your guns away. Facts don't matter; we create a fictional order in the face of randomness and then call that real, and the chasm becomes ever wider.

The Comments A Cancer Survivor Doesn't Want To Hear

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Unfortunately, when the time comes to begin the intimate and sometimes awkward conversation of "I have/had cancer," it will produce mixed reviews. While the majority of feedback will be positive and supportive, the brash among us will offer slightly hurtful responses instead.

The True Meaning of a Superhero; Avenging Childhood Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

It is no secret that among my heroes, I count all children who have battled cancer; they face adversity throughout their journey and yet display a courage unlike any other I have ever seen.

10 Tips From a 26-Year Breast Cancer Survivor

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

Her cancer was infiltrating duct cell carcinoma, and she had a radical breast resection including lymph nodes, chemotherapy and radiation. She did everything she could to beat cancer and now, at 80 years old, is sharing her tips.

How My Husband's Cancer Changed Me for the Better

TueNight | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
TueNight

The race wasn't some bathed-in-warm-light ending -- or a new beginning. We still had more radiation ahead plus uncertainty beyond that. But we also had more biking and bike races, dancing, trips to the beach, great nights of music and wine and good food ahead of us.

Yoga and Breast Cancer: How My Yoga Practice Saved My Life

Peggy Nolan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

My yoga practice carried me through three major life altering events in less than three years: divorce, breast cancer and losing a job. I can count on my practice to be there, unfailing and supportive of the parts that are all of me.

Tired? Check Your Neck for Thyroid Cancer

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

One of the major symptoms of thyroid cancer is being exhausted and depressed and if you are experiencing a tightness in your throat, a change in your voice or swallowing/breathing ability, you need to see your doctor.

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?

Don't Be Dense About Your Boobs, And Don't Be A Boob About Density

Cari Shane | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Cari Shane

What I don't understand is how it can be, over and over again, the same story for thousands of women who diligently received mammograms when mammograms could do nothing to warn them of their growing masses.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

No Fukushima Radiation Found Off The West Coast

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 (Reuters) - Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from ...

Voice of Young Adult Cancer: Who, Me?

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Trust me, I'm not here to give you the blow-by-blow clinical overview (you can find that lots of other places). I'm here to share my skewed (and hopefully entertaining) views on life with cancer and what I've learned about health and wellness.

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

The Cure for Everything

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

If we are to have any chance at adapting and staying healthy in the toxic world that we've inherited and continue to create, we need to use the one thing that can adapt faster and more efficiently than we can, the human microbiome.

4 Under-Represented Ways We Could Go Extinct

Ravishly | Posted 09.07.2014 | Science
Ravishly

As the morbid and jaded creatures we are, humans really get a kick out of pondering our species' ultimate demise. It's time we give some love to more obscure, but still scientifically plausible means of extinction.

Cancer: Befriend, Don't Battle... It Just Might Turn Out to Be Your Best Friend

Denise DeSimone | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise DeSimone

don't think I would be here today, sharing my journey with you, had I chosen to battle and fight against cancer. I would have depleted what little physical and emotional resources I had.

Godzilla and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

David Ropeik | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Are these technological solutions to some of the damage humans have done to ourselves and the natural world, or are they just versions of Castle Bravo and the Oxygen Destroyer, escalations of a self-destructive technological death spiral?

An Open Letter to President Obama: Consider the Full Costs of Wireless Technology

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Before this nation makes Wi-Fi in schools like it is in coffee shops, as the president recently urged, we need to consider what this could do to our children's brains and bodies.

50 Years After Rachel Carson: There's Still Hope

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Rachel Carson died half a century ago from breast cancer, but her words about nature and humanity still ring true today.

It's Never Been About Vanity

Nancy Davis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Davis

The loss of my beautiful mane validates that I am indeed ill. All these years friends and strangers alike would remark, "Wow, you can't be sick you look so good", and damn it, I did look good!