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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...

Why Third World Economies Are Catching Up To Us

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

So I'm at lunch with my friends Jeff and Sharyn. They are experienced business development folks who work with a large corporation. As we discuss busi...

Jeff Probst Dishes On The 'Survivor' Tribal Council Shocker | Posted 03.20.2014 | TV

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know you guys always have your immediate impressions after a tribe switcheroo, so what were your thoughts as to the new Aparri...

Our Subjects Pick Us: Cynthia Atkins Talks About Love, Loss and Poetry

Loren Kleinman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

For me, writing, art, and music are sanctuary. It is the place I go to ask the questions. There are not always answers, but there is comfort and growth in re-shaping experience into the archive of language, where I can ponder and examine it.

Step Inside Reality TV With SOMETHING REAL

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 02.19.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Whether or not we want to believe it, reality TV has changed the face of entertainment. From "Survivor," to "The Bachelor," to "Keeping Up With The...

5 Ordinary Acts That Make You Extraordinary

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

I have no outward sign of my disability. I don't have a guide dog, a white cane or dark glasses. But I am a fraud. I am passing. My truth is that I was blinded by an accident 3.5 years ago. And even though I, at my core, remained the same, how I relate to others and the way others relate to me has changed.

The Effects of Buddy Hiring on an Organization

Gil Laroya | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

In many companies, the act of "buddy hiring" runs rampant, so much so that the organization becomes a surrogate of another company, with friends and family working for each other, covering each other's backs to the point where nothing gets done.

Meet The Castaways Of 'Survivor' Season 28

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

CBS announced its 18 castaways for "Survivor: Cagayan." The cast members from all over the country are divided into three teams of six -- Brains, Beau...

'Survivor' And 'The Amazing Race' Get Premiere Dates

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

"Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" will both have season premieres in February, according to a recent announcement from CBS. "Survivor," the longest...

The Cancer Card

Jamie Bendola | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Bendola

I can take a joke. I've told other survivors to "pull the cancer card" -- I think it's more of a joke than anything else between those fighting and survivors. HOWEVER, if you're not in our cancer club, I suggest you don't make a joke about us pulling our cancer cards.

Surviving a Water Landing

Bobby Laurie | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

The fact remains, eight passengers made it out of an airplane that crashed in the ocean, and one of them was willing to talk to me about it.

'Survivor' Stars Expecting Fourth Child

Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

It looks like Boston Rob and his wife rang in the new year with sparkling cider instead of champagne. Late on New Year's Eve, "Survivor" star Rober...

Remembering the Real Victims of Rape

Angie Epifano | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Angie Epifano

For the first time, survivors are speaking out about our experiences and demanding our rights to safe support, free from retaliation. In return, we've been treated worse than the people who made us survivors. If there is any chance for change, it cannot ride solely on the backs of survivors. It has to come from everybody.

On the 76th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Sirens sound around this Chinese city as the last few eyewitnesses of a massacre gather. Starting Dec. 13, 1937, and lasting six weeks, as many as 300,000 civilians were murdered during the atrocities.

How My 80-Year-Old Grandmother Beat Hitler

Saloona | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women

This is the amazing story of my mother, a child survivor of the Holocaust, retold in its entirety -- I just shortened 80 years to 1,000 words

'Survivor' Tribal Shuffle: Tyson Still Eating All The Food

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.24.2013 | TV

A tribal shuffle sent strategies flying on the latest episode of "Survivor: Blood Vs. Water." Now on the Tadhana tribe, though, Tyson simply continued...

'Survivor': Wild Tribal Council Brings Epic Shift In Power

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.10.2013 | TV

Tribal council took a wild and unexpected turn on "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" this week. It was no surprise that Tadhana lost -- they've yet to win an...

The Evolution of the Reality Show Twist

Rob Anderson | Posted 11.06.2013 | TV
Rob Anderson

When Survivor first premiered it was the first show of its kind; real people competing in a social and physical environment and eliminating one another to win a large cash prize.

Victim or Survivor?

Heidi Cave | Posted 10.31.2013 | TED Weekends
Heidi Cave

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI was confused and continued to sob until the door swung open and my boyfriend of just six weeks came into the room. He stood by my bed. "Heidi. You have to fight. You have to decide. Do you want to live?"

New Twists, New Cast & Old Faces!?

Posted 08.21.2013 | TV

"Survivor: Blood vs. Water" is bringing back a lot of familiar faces for the CBS reality show's 27th season. Former castaways, including Rupert Boneha...

WATCH: 'Survivor' Winner Got Surprise Decades After Sperm Donation

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

Long before Richard Hatch received $1 million for winning the first season of "Survivor," he was a college student looking to make some extra money. O...

Calling Out Celebrity Christianity & Counterfeit Justice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's the age-old prosperity gospel bait and switch. And really, it's "We wanna be the 1 percent!" Christianity, with the cheering crowd ironically widening the economic gap between themselves and their leaders even as they strive to obtain their celebrity status.

This 9-year-old Cancer Survivor Is Taking Back the Term 'Bucket List' (PHOTO)

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Seamus McKiernan

This 9-year-old cancer survivor is on a mission to take back the term "bucket list." One game of "messy twister" at a time. Maya, a third grader from Ohio who is battling a rare form of leukemia, wants to share her "bucket list for summer 2013" (below) to inspire others -- healthy or sick, old or young -- to get busy living.

The Meaning in a Cancer Survivor's Yellow Shirt: Working to Prevent the Next Story of Despair

Paul Majkowski | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Paul Majkowski

My LRF colleagues and friends come back to the Lymphomathons each year, and will keep coming back until we see only yellow shirts; and we will continue to visit legislators for funding and vital cancer legislation.

Your Life, Like Mine, Might Be Touched by Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

At the age of 25, I knew but one distant, family friend who had been diagnosed with cancer. I was shocked to know it was me. My diagnosis taught me that it's exactly the possibility that you can't imagine that presents the biggest threat to your happiness and well-being.