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The Survivors Club

Happy Rebirth Day: What's Next for the 33 Chilean Miners?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

Within hours in Chile, 33 miners trapped 2,000 feet underground will experience a rebirthday as they are raised to the surface. How will Los 33 fare above ground? What challenges lie ahead? Will their lives ever be the same again?

Heaven Help Us: Should You Pray for Christopher Hitchens Today?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Sherwood

A number of studies have shown that intercessory prayer works and can lead to positive results. So should you say a prayer for Christopher Hitchens today?

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.

Swine Flu Survival: The Science of a Single Sneeze (and Three Simple Ways to Protect Yourself)

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

It may sound obvious, but hand-washing with soap and water for around 20 seconds is the single best thing you can do to prevent swine flu.

Red River Rising: How to Survive the Floods of 2009

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

Believe it or not, flooding is the #1 cause of weather-related fatalities in this country. Sure, tornadoes and hurricanes get a lot of attention, but flooding kills the most.

Boo! Is Friday the 13th Really Hazardous to Your Health?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

As many as 21 million Americans will change their behavior today because of superstition. They won't go shopping. They won't fly on planes. And the cost of all this fear is enormous.

How Do I Survive a Winter Storm? -- 5 Myths Debunked

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Sherwood

Some 95 percent of those who perish in cold water aren't actually hypothermic. The cold doesn't kill them -- it's the terror, which leads to drowning and heart attacks.

The Wrong (and Right) Lessons of the Continental Plane Crash

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

After listening to the news from Buffalo, we're likely to conclude there's nothing we can do in a plane crash so even why bother trying. That's understandable, but potentially fatal.