New York’s Explorers Club has inspired adventurers, aquanauts and astronauts for more than a century. But it’s now evolving to inspire everyone to make the world a better place. Amid the neon-lit diners
Once the attacks started, the people who wanted to collaborate with us, they completely stopped. They were scared Mina Dennert When a young woman with rainbow hair and a reputation for hostility towards
A 10-year-old boy had an idea to help poor people. Fourteen years and 8,000 bikes later, he’s still at it.
In 2005, Winston Duncan was traveling with his mother in southern Africa when he saw an old lady and a young boy walking down a road together. He thought of his own grandmother, who used an oxygen tank,
It's a Friday night and roommates Jason Jones and Tamiko Panzella are hanging out in the Oakland, Calif., apartment they share, laughing about an epic gym workout misfire. "I get there and we have to our
SEATTLE — The Seattle area, home to both Microsoft and Amazon, is a potent symbol of the affordable housing crisis that has followed the explosive growth of tech hubs. Now Microsoft, arguing that the has
A little more than a decade ago, Martine Postma, a journalist in the Netherlands, noticed something had changed since her childhood in the 1970s. When a household item — a clock, a vacuum cleaner, a chair
John Dalyop Dangyang hid in the toilet while the gunmen set fire to his house. As it burned down around him, he soaked his underwear in the toilet water to bind around his face against the smoke. He was
After Sara Cunningham’s youngest child told her in 2011 he was gay, it took years for the Oklahoma City secretary and mother of two to accept it. Eventually, she began to stand up against her conservative
One moment, Chad “Cheddar” Mock was preparing to round a curve on a busy street in Mankato, Minn. The next, he found himself sprinting into traffic, trying to rescue a child in a car seat who had tumbled
Mike Schabel remembers eating peanut butter and tortillas to save money while he and his wife paid off about $100,000 in student loan debt. So when the chief executive of Kiswe, a video-streaming start-up,
After 21 years of marriage, Bill Henrichs and Mary Ziegler — once high school sweethearts — concluded that they were no longer a good match. The couple amicably divorced in 1995 and went their separate
Michael Che, the comedian who co-hosts “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live,” often jokes about poverty in New York City — and the gags are personal. Since Mr. Che, 35, grew up in a housing project
The Louvre is returning sculptures to West Africa. Here’s how — and why — Emmanuel Macron made it happen.
After years of steadfast resistance, the French government declared on Nov. 23 that it would return 26 sculptures and other artifacts to the Republic of Benin, a nation in West Africa formerly colonized
Bruce and Anne Hunt had not been part of a singing group in more than 50 years, but they were among the first to sign up when they heard about a new kind of choir forming in Chicago. The organizers promised:
I’ve been at the helm of this blog for the past year, searching for stories about miserable situations that turned wonderful, radical acts of kindness and people who, through sheer force of will, refused
Peter, Evan and Brian work at a small technology firm based by the beach in Santa Monica, testing software and fixing bugs. On first inspection it seems like any other Los Angeles-based company, with art
(CNN) — When Advaik Nandikotkur's mother urged him to jump into the deep end of a swimming pool to save a man who was drowning, he had some hesitation. Advaik is 11 years old and weighs all of 80 pounds.
Bob Charland used to work as a nightclub bouncer. He was beaten so severely in the head twice by people he’d kicked out of the bar, most recently in 2015, that it damaged his brain. Last year, he learned
With its winding cobbled streets around a stout 13th-century hilltop fortress, the small city of Jajce looks steeped in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s past. But there may be signs here of a new future for the beleaguered