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Girl’s father tortured her for a decade to make her ‘superhuman’

At least twice a week, an 8-year-old Maude Julien was made to grasp an electric fence for 10 minutes at a time without betraying any feeling — no …

This Crazy Cute Couple Just Celebrated Their 47-Year Marriage with a Stunning Photo Shoot

To say the least, a 47th wedding anniversary is an impressive one to hit. But for Wanda and Marvin Brewington, every year they have together is special. Their daughter, photographer Amber Robinson, picked up her camera this fall to capture that sentiment, and the results are absolutely breathtaking.<p>…

Volunteering Abroad? Read This Before You Post That Selfie

Think before you snap that selfie.<p>That's the serious message of a joint campaign created by two groups that have spent the past few years poking fun at problematic photos taken by Western volunteers. They often have the tendency to paint themselves as saviors to needy people in low-income countries.<p>…

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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

Want to Live a Long Life? Wait to Get Pregnant Until Your 30s

I’ll never forget what my new ob-gyn said to me the first time I met him. I was about three months pregnant in a new city. He seemed friendly enough when he walked into the exam room and introduced himself to me and my boyfriend. As he settled himself onto his stool and rolled closer to where I sat …

How to Find Cheap Flights to New York City

The odds of finding a cheap flight to New York City are frequently in travelers' favor: The Big Apple is the world’s busiest city airport system in …

The one thing you can do to help prevent yourself from getting dementia

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>More than one-third of dementia cases can potentially be prevented by controlling nine …

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Best and Worst Nuts for Your Health

Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Still, some are healthier than others.

The Death of a 12-Year-Old Boy From Sepsis Is a Tragic Reminder to Always Clean Your Cuts

A family in New York is hoping to raise awareness of sepsis after the death of their 12-year-old son. Rory Staunton was in middle school gym class …