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When A 14-Year-Old Chooses To Die Because Of Religion, Can Anyone Stop Him?

The first time I interviewed Dennis Lindberg, he was alone on a weekday evening. He had just turned 12, and he had set out Saltine crackers on a …

Medicine

Dying To Be Free - The Huffington Post

The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a …

Drug Addiction

Read the whole investigation: Failure Factories

Failure factories<p>On Dec. 18, 2007, the Pinellas County School Board abandoned integration. They justified the vote with bold promises: Schools in …

Homelessness

The image of the cancer experience needs a reality check – Darlena Cunha

Do we really have a more formidable foe than cancer? By the end of this year, The National Cancer Institute estimates that nearly 1.7 million people …

Cancer

The Wealth Problem

Aspiring to own a home and pursue an education are quintessentially American ideals. It's time to make those dreams accessible again.<p><i>This article</i> …

Black America's Promised Land: Why I Am Still a Racial Optimist

Hope and pessimism have defined two traditions of American thinking about race. Fully acknowledging recent setbacks, the author makes the case for …

What's Killing Poor White Women?

For most Americans, life expectancy continues to rise—but not for uneducated white women. They have lost five years, and no one knows why.<p>On the …

The Politics of Virtual Reality

With inexpensive immersive media about to hit the market, we need to ask: How will they affect us? And can they be put to good use?<p><i>This article</i> …

Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women

You might not know this: Many of the medicines we take -- common drugs like Ambien and everyday aspirin -- were only ever tested on men. And the …

Why can’t we treat mental illness by fixing the brain? – Joe Herbert

Our understanding and treatment of mental disorders is primitive. Why is that? The burden on our society is huge. A quarter of women will have an …

What doctors can learn from each other

Different hospitals produce different results on different procedures. Only, patients don’t know that data, making choosing a surgeon a high-stakes …

APIs

For parents, happiness is a very high bar

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts …

Why ordinary people need to understand power

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand …

APIs

Electrifying Cubs prospect Kris Bryant earns player of year honor

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Moments after watching Kris Bryant spray baseballs around and out of Principal Park during a recent batting practice session, Manny Ramirez shakes his head.<p>Ramirez, the 12-time All-Star, 2004 World Series MVP and currently player-coach for the Pacific Coast League's Iowa Cubs, …