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Surviving Divorce: 7 Dos and Don'ts; an Addendum

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

In an effort to provide readers with a fuller list of tips in their post-divorce single life, Sari Cooper, relationship and sex therapist, adds some t...

Rock Stars: How the Story of the 33 Chilean Miners Breaks All the Rules

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The saga of Los 33 is by far the most exceptional and unusual story that I've encountered in my extensive research on who lives (and who dies) in extreme situations.

Falling Man: How a New Yorker Plunges 39 Stories and Survives

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Sherwood

Magill's story may sound like one in a million but it's not especially surprising if you delve into the obscure world of free falling. It turns out that people tumble from great heights all the time and survive.

The Great Wait: Survival Secrets of the 33 Miners Trapped in Chile

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The miners call it Hell. The only thing missing is the fire and brimstone. Half a mile underground in northern Chile, 33 men are trapped in a cramped shelter where the temperature is a constant 85 degrees.

Miracle Boy: How a 4-Year-Old Boy Survives Falling from a Miami High-Rise

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

A disturbing number of children are seriously injured or killed every year in falls, but in the world of free-falling, it turns out that small children, especially babies, are surprisingly well-equipped to survive.

Sole Survivor: How Often Does Only One Person Survive a Plane Crash?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

An eight year old Dutch boy appears to have been the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash this morning at Tripoli Airport in Libya. How often is there a sole survivor?

Buried Alive: How Long Can You Live without Food or Water?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Sherwood

It's the hardest question for rescue and recovery teams: When to stop searching after a natural disaster and let the bulldozers go to work. In Haiti,...

The Sky Is Falling: How Safe Is Flying in the US vs. Abroad?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

Your safety depends largely where you're flying. In other words, commercial jet travel in the domestic United States is safer than most places on earth, especially the developing world.

Swine Flu Smackdown: How to Avoid Infection (and a Fistfight)

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

It may not sound like much, but the best defense against the swine flu involves some very simple steps: Every sneeze should be covered and every hand should be washed.

"Miracle" Plane Crash Survivor: Six Questions and Answers About Your Next Flight

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

Which is the safest seat on an airplane? One study concluded that Passengers near the tail of a plane are about 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the first few rows up front.

Just a Kid: A Ten-Year-Old Battles Breast Cancer

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

With each new membership in the Survivors Club, there are lessons to be learned. While Hannah's case is extremely rare, it reminds us of some of the myths of breast cancer.

Lost & Found: How a Three-Year-Old Survived 52 Hours in the Woods (and How You Can Too)

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

The story of Joshua Childers presents an opportunity to revisit the most important survival rule if you get lost in the woods (or anywhere else for that matter).

Hogwash Alert: How to Survive the Pandemic of Swine Flu Scams and Swindle

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Sherwood

Long before you'd ever come down with swine flu, you'll be exposed to another kind of virus sweeping the world: A global outbreak of online scams preying on your fears of the so-called aporkalypse.

Swine Flu Crib Sheet: The Five Things You Need to Know

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

In the weeks ahead, there will be plenty of hysteria (and misinformation) about the swine flu. If you can, try to focus on what you can control: Your hygiene, your contact with others, and your health.

Waterboarding 101: Inside the Secret School Where US Forces Learn to Survive Torture

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

No one likes to admit it, but bones and eardrums have been broken in the service of preparing American men and women for the reality of captivity.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Remarkable Strength (and Success) of the Survivors

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

On these days of Holocaust remembrance, we honor the memory of millions who perished. We also pay tribute to those who somehow survived a massive and systematic attack on Jewish existence.

Hold Fast: The 5 Survival Lessons of Capt. Richard Phillips

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The captain's courage is a model for all of us. As we await details of how he made it through his four-day ordeal, it's clear that there was much more to his survival than just bravery.

Mind Over Muscle: What Really Happened to those NFL Players Lost at Sea?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

How did one man -- not a pro football player -- survive this ordeal while the other three perished? Was it a miracle? Or was it a wrenching case-study of the laws of survival in extreme situations?

Hug the Monster: 4 Secrets of Surviving the Recession

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Sherwood

Survival means adapting quickly and forging new plans. Tough times also create opportunities for those who can change their attitudes and actions.