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I Came Out After 20 Years of Marriage and Met the Love of My Life

Larry Best thought he had the perfect love and the perfect marriage, but until he found his husband and soul mate, he didn't know how perfect love and marriage could actually be.

Dozens of My Friends Have Had Coronavirus—Here’s What They Want You to Know

One by one, I've watched friends and family members contract, spread, and battle coronavirus. They've shared their stories in the...


What It’s Like Being One of the Few Black Pilots in the World

As one of a few Black pilots, Courtland Savage understands that with access comes responsibility.


How Astronaut Scott Kelly Wards Off Feelings of Isolation

The pandemic is taking a serious toll on our mental health. Here are a few tips on surviving this crazy...


12 LGBTQ Activists Who Have Changed American History

It's hard to imagine where gay pride would be without the work and efforts of these LGBTQ leaders and countless...


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I Was Isolated for a Year in Antarctica—Here’s What Surprised Me Most When I Came Back

While you may not have been quite this isolated over the last few months, reentry into life after lockdown...


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10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine

While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...

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11 Ways Teachers Are Going Above and Beyond During Coronavirus

Teaching isn't just a profession—it's a calling. No one embodies this more than these inspirational, innovative teachers, who are doing...


14 Nurses Share Stories of Positive Moments Behind-the-Scenes of COVID-19

These frontline workers spend lots of time bedside—bringing joy to patients and fellow nurses. Here's a glimpse at how they've...


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21 Moving Photos of Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus

Tough times can truly bring out the best in people.


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16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends

Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.


The New Quarantine Hobby I’m Never Giving Up

From making stained glass to growing sourdough starter, 14 people share their new passions—and some great ideas to fill your...