Empathy

‘I can barely walk and I’m bed-bound 23 hours a day - M.E. nearly killed me’

I was a healthy child, but everything changed when I was 14 and caught a virus. The weeks went by and I didn’t get better. I’d lie with my head on …

Insomnia

Girl who lost face in suicide attempt meets donor’s grandmother in emotional video

The youngest person to receive a face transplant has finally met the donor’s grandmother in a heartwarming documentary.<p>Katie Stubblefield lost the …

Empathy

No one is ever really ready': Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day

Last fall, Aaron McQ decided to use Washington state's 2009 Death With Dignity law to end his suffering.<p>In the end, it wasn't easy for Aaron McQ to …

Washington State

'You might see a girl who looks like Deirdre and you have to look again' - Jacob family describe agony of living life while their daughter is missing

Twenty years on, the Jacob family describe the agony of living life while their daughter is missing, writes Niamh Horan<p>The excruciatingly short …

Empathy

One year after Reanne Burke was killed in a Longmeadow crosswalk, her family still waits for answers

Burke was fatally injured in a pedestrian crash at Williams Street and Grassy Gutter Road on Aug. 19, 2017. The investigation into her death is …

Western Massachusetts

South Koreans prepare for rare family reunions with long-lost relatives in the north

In August 1950, 14-year-old Ahn Seung-choon was still asleep at home early one morning when her mother woke her up, screaming that her 17-year-old …

North Korea

'My husband killed himself while I slept - in his note he left a message for what I should do'

Emma Picton-Jones was 22 years old when she met the man she would go on to marry.<p>It was at a rugby tournament, and she and Dan swapped numbers that …

Mental Health

Tragic mum prayed her nine-year-old daughter’s death would be ‘as beautiful’ as her son’s… as she loses two children in eight months

A MUM who lost two children in eight months has revealed her heartbreaking wish that her nine-year-old daughter’s death would be “as beautiful” as …

Empathy

An Ex-Husband Moves Back In---for Cancer Care

Chad Burnheimer and Holly Platt, both in their 40s, had been divorced for eight years when he was diagnosed with brain cancer in April 2017.<p>At that point, Ms. Platt became his caregiver, taking him to the doctor, monitoring his medicine and joining him at support groups for those with brain tumors. …

Divorce

How I Found My Brainwashed Daughter in the Sex Cult NXIVM

In this excerpt from ‘Captive,’ Catherine Oxenberg tells how she found out her daughter India was in the clutches of the predatory cult NXIVM<p>Bonnie …

Mentoring

The boy who was bullied in school who grew up to be a bodybuilder

He was bullied as a child for his appearance and for being gay - but he wasn't going to let other people's words get to him.<p>Now, eight years on he's …

Bodybuilding

The Best & Hardest Thing I've Done As A Parent Is Put My Kid On That Bus

On the first day of school, I hugged and kissed my daughter Freyja goodbye and watched as her bus pulled away, waving until it reached the end of the …

Commuting

Ex-Scottish Labour MP suspended for saying he has lost ‘respect and empathy’ for Jewish community

Scottish Labour councillor Jim Sheridan has been suspended after stating that he had lost ‘respect and empathy’ for the Jewish community in a …

Labour Party

Psychologist may examine if Reagan shooter John Hinckley deserves complete freedom

A federal judge on Friday authorized a psychologist chosen by the U.S. government to examine John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in a …

Judiciary

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most influential diplomats, passed away Saturday at the age of 80. The former U.N. Secretary General and Nobel Peace …

News (U.S.)

The One Secret No Woman Should Have To Keep — But I Did

The 12-week ultrasound showed he was only the size of a pea. He should have been bigger, much bigger, but he wasn’t.<p>The technician went silent, and I …

Pregnancy

Daddy's Girl

I’m at brunch with my mom and my auntie in Chicago, sitting in a large booth in one of my favorite breakfast spots in the city. It’s the morning …

Women's Basketball

Anatomy of a Loss

I was lying in bed in the dark. Sleepy but not sleeping. Listening. From the living room beneath me I could hear the voice of my father, two of my …

Mind

Being in right place at right time saved a life: ‘I was amazed I survived’

My uncle may be the luckiest man ever to have a massive heart attack.<p>It was Aug. 2, and Kenny Hall — Uncle Kenny — had just walked into Auntie Jody’s …

CPR

Drowning Boy Saved By Bystander, Teen Lifeguards In Parsippany

The day could have ended in tragedy, but three teenage lifeguards and a Good Samaritan made sure it didn't.<p>PARSIPPANY, NJ — When a 9-year-old boy …

Good Samaritans

Terminally Ill Dad Granted Final Wish To Take His Daughter Down the Aisle

This is the heartbreaking moment a dying father escorted his daughter down the aisle for her wedding while lying on a stretcher.<p>Pedro Villarin, 65, …

Weddings

After My Mother Died, I Learned How To Talk To A Grieving Person

I was pulling it off. I was playing the role of A Normal Person. And I was furious at everyone for believing me.<p>In a cozy Toronto bar, a friend was …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Sean Kirst: In Buffalo, mourning the little girl who grew up to be Aretha

At 95, Ruby Siggers has spent most of her long life in Buffalo. In the 1940s, she became an aunt by marriage to a little girl who would grow into one …

Aretha Franklin

what the lives of disabled teens are really like

Cripple Magazine is created by and for disabled teens -- and anyone who wants to really understand the experiences of Gen Z youth with disabilities.<p><i>Cripple Magazine,</i> created by and for disabled teens -- and anyone who wants to really understand the similarities and differences experienced by Gen Z …

Disability

'He just walked in': Man's donation pays for most of funeral of woman who panhandled

<b>GREENSBORO, N.C. —</b> Keshia Smith had stood at the corner near the Westridge Square shopping center off Battleground Avenue last week where her mother …

Empathy

We Are Young Bafana: A sad day at Young Bafana

Young Bafana learn that there is more life than football as they experience tragedy in this week's chapter of We are Young Bafana<p><b>We are Young</b> …

Bafana Bafana

Former foster kid remembers guardian who gave ‘a lot of love’

Carol “Cookie” Foster opened her heart, and her home, to many children over the years.<p>Jacqueline DeModena was one of them. She was 2 years old and …

Foster Care

Community sends couple whose car accidentally started the Carr Fire in California messages of sympathy

Instead of anger and hate, the couple who accidentally started the deadly Carr Fire in Redding, California, has been getting flooded with messages of …

National Parks

Project Contrast Throws a Lifeline to LGBTQ+ Youth

Project Contrast is my child. Something I care deeply for. I created it from the ground up, and just like raising a child, Project Contrast has many …

LGBTQI

‘A complete miracle’: Injured local Marine takes first steps weeks after serious accident

Lisa Laws could tell by the tone of the voice on the phone that something had happened to her son.<p>It was 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 1 when Laws picked …

Ohio State University