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Man Lost In Woods For 5 Days Without Food Is Rescued After Spelling 'Help' With Pine Needles

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News

When this man got lost in the wilderness, he wasn't sure if he would ever make it back home. But that didn't stop him from trying his hardest to hold ...

6 Survival Tips for Being Lost in the Woods

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Robert Siciliano

Some may remember the James Kim case out of Oregon in December 2006. Kim inadvertently chose an old logging road while driving home, getting lost in the woods.

Sex Tourism Encounters in the Dominican Republic: Reflections as a White Man of Privilege

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Kevin A. Osten

These women and men who work as sex workers, through circumstances of place of birth and family resources, perpetuated by social systems and structures, do not have these privileges. It is not merely personal agency or strength of character that will free them from sex work and its dangers.

Thelonious Rising Is a Story of Boy v. Hurricane

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Katrina was an event that still is affecting people's lives so there are many survivors out there waiting to see if Richards was true to the event and its aftermath. In my opinion she did a great job of recreating the times and the terror of this raging hurricane.

Surviving the New (Not So) Normal

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

While there are a lot of things about life with my kids that make our reality as a family different than it would have been BC (that's, "before cancer" in our house), those things in the end are just our normal.

Part and Parcel: Poet January Gill O'Neil

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

January Gill O'Neil's newest book of poetry, Misery Islands, shows us how easily our lives can become storm-tossed and tumultuous.

El Nino Is a Business Wake-Up Call

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Thomas M. Kostigen

Businesses will suffer along with people and places this year if the El Nino event predicted by most climate models hits with its expected wicked strength.

Around Colorado: Bear Grylls Courses Teach Survival Skills for (Almost) All Ages

Joshua Berman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Joshua Berman

"Looks like your shelters are about to be tested!" our instructor says as the temperature drops and a massive front rolls off the Continental Divide. The air fills with ozone as eight of us run into the forest to gather and stack more pine boughs atop the lean-tos we constructed an hour earlier.

Surviving 18 Months Traveling With My Wife

Kip Patrick | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Was surviving our sojourn an achievement worth noting on a resume? And more importantly, am I so terrible a travel partner as to note mere survival as a successful outcome? This would require serious thought.

Jews and the Written Word

Noah Manne | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Noah Manne

The written word has been a constant in most of Jewish history; it cannot not have had an impact on that history, of which rising from the ashes like a phoenix time and again is a signal achievement.

Daily Meditation: Survivors

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

If You Want to Survive, Then You'll Celebrate Pride!

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

Another June. Another reason to celebrate LGBTQ Pride. Last year, I wrote: "It is that time of year again: June, when we celebrate gay pride.

Got Advanced Cancer? Consider Clinical Trials

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Increased volunteer participation in trials offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributes to the development of better treatments to prolong life and eventually drive those cancers into remission.

This Man Survived 7 Freak Accidents, Making Him The Luckiest Unlucky Guy Around

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Good News

One near-death incident is more than enough for one lifetime. But Frane Selak, a Croatian music instructor, has miraculously survived more than half a...

Frane Selak: The Luckiest Unlucky Man to Ever Live

David Ransom | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
David Ransom

Strange but true, this is an unbelievable tale of survival and cosmic karma....

These Survival Myths Could End Up Killing You!

The Active Times | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

You're lost, stranded, injured miles from civilization -- if you even know what direction civilization is. Chances are you haven't taken a survival course, and all you've got to fall back on are your wits and fragments of received wisdom that you've gleaned from TV, movies and maybe a magazine article or two.

The Optimist's Manifesto

Mark Matousek | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Optimists are people who know what matters. Optimism does not mean believing that only good things will happen. It means that, regardless of what happens, you will make the most of it.

10 Stories Of People Who Cheated Death And Survived Against All Odds

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

Natural and man-made disasters often challenge our understanding of the world and our place in it. But every so often, stories of courage and enduranc...

Nature Gone Wild: 98 Hikers Stranded Overnight At Popular Hawaii Trail

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

One hundred and twenty-one Hawaii hikers found themselves in trouble on Sunday night when rain swelled Hanakapiai stream along Kauai’s popular Kalal...

The Choice

Natalie Stavas, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Natalie Stavas, M.D.

People were screaming. Something had gone horribly wrong. Almost without thought, I left my dad and ran towards.

Why I Wasn't Sure I Belonged In An Exit Row Seat

Tova Laiter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

On a recent trip to Mexico City, luck struck just when I least expected it. It was a crowded coach flight, but the busy agent at the United Airlines check-in desk suddenly smiled at me and said the magic words: 'I gave you the best seat in the house -- exit row'.

Surviving the First Year of Grief

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my mom's death. That means I've endured many of the difficult "firsts" that grievers dread -- first birthdays, holidays, and school events. This one-year mark also signifies that I've learned how to live in a world without my mom in it.

WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

5 Crazy Things Not Even Pilots Will Not Tell You About Airplane 'Safety'

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

There's quite a few things pilots won't tell you about airplane safety. Things that you'd actually want to know. Things that could save your life. Things that could mean the difference between staying alive... and dying. So, here now: five crazy ass things pilots will not tell you about airplane "safety."

JC Penney, Your "Tagline" Is Inside Out

Stephanie Michele | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

When I first heard JCPenney's new tagline "When it Fits, You Feel it," I was reminded of why I don't "fit" JCPenney. It is the same reason why I belie...