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Wasp's Venom Could Be A Powerful 'Weapon Against Cancer,' Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science

Toxic, but life-saving? It seems like an oxymoron, but scientists say the venom of Polybia paulista, a wasp native to Brazil, fits that description. ...

The Better Late Than Never Seder

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Ann V. Klotz

Passover sneaks up on me. With our two older daughters away at college and no invitations to attend a Seder elsewhere, the holiday seems easy to ignore. Then, on the second night, Atticus asks, "When's our Seder?"

Turkey's PM Mr. Erdoğan's 'Othering' Is Unbearable

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

From artists to political leaders, the message should be the same: Our differences make us stronger. Our duty is not to try to eliminate, but rather to understand those differences for a peaceful future.

Veterans Day: I Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Because of their war-incurred illnesses, injuries -- both physical and mental -- and many other consequences of our wars and conflicts, for many vet...

WATCH: Wasp Cuts Bee In Half Because Wasps Are The Worst

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.23.2013 | Weird News

It's the circle of life. But more realistically, it's just a wasp doing what it does best -- being a monstrous jerk. In what is less of an epic fig...

'Final Flights'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When I wrote about two World War II heroes a couple of years ago, I mentioned that America was losing approximately 1,000 World War II Veterans each ...

Online Petition Against Disney's Sexist Avengers T-Shirts Gets Nearly 6,000 Signatures

Daniel Vahab | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Daniel Vahab

A recent online petition to get the Disney Store to "stop selling sexist Avengers T-shirts" has received nearly 6,000 signatures. The shirts in question include one for boys that reads, "Be a Hero," and one for girls that reads, "I Need a Hero."

Two Members of the 'Greatest Generation' Meet One Final Time

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

While Millie and John had been an ocean apart serving their country each in his and her own way, John felt a connection registering in his mind, tugging at his heart and rekindling his emotions.

The Final Flight of WASP Millie Dalrymple

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The army would not even allow the U.S. flag to be put on fallen coffins of the WASP corps. Millie, however, said she harbors no ill will or bitterness towards the government and considered herself to be "one of the luckiest women in the United States to have had the opportunity."


Paula Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The First Amendment guarantees our right to embrace any religion we choose, no matter how peculiar. It also protects our right to talk about it along with almost anything else (truthfulness is optional).

WATCH: Honeybees Form 'Bee Ball' To Take Out Predator

Reuters | Mariko Lochridge | Posted 05.28.2012 | Science

By Mariko Lochridge TOKYO (Reuters) - Don't mess with Japanese honeybees. Not only do they cooperate to attack their enemies, researche...

The Women AirForce Service Pilots (WASP)

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.15.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

On the eve of this most recent Veterans Day, I had the privilege of accompanying World War II veteran John Tschirhart to a reception hosted by the Texas Veterans Land Board at the Capitol Visitors Center, in Austin, Texas.

Preppy Evangelist: The Lisa Birnbach Interview

Christian Chensvold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christian Chensvold

The biggest change to prepdom in the 30 years since Birnbach first published the best-selling The Preppy Handbook? "Polar Fleece." 2010-04-30-trueprep.jpg

Memorial for Social Activist Betty Millard (1911-2010)

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a host...

Great Houses of New York: The River Club, the Best Address, Part III

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Except for having no golf course, the River Club at 447 East 52nd Street is as close to a country club as one could find in the middle of New York City.