A man dies, leaving behind, among other things, a combination lock. Opening it may just prove the existence of the afterlife.
Nobody stands between one cyclist and her cheese on a vegetable-fueled bike tour through Eastern Europe.
In search of a remedy for MS, a journey out of the gridlock of America’s health system and into the jungles of Belize, where medicine men promise cures for everything that ails you.
When a genetic disease looms, we’re more like our parents than we’d like to believe—and when we become parents, that fear only grows.
The instinct to applaud boot-strapping and the comeback kid is as American as apple pie. So why does schadenfreude make us feel so good?
A visit to a bear sanctuary could cure you of your bear phobia. Or it could turn your fear into a full-blown obsession.
In today’s health care system, medicine often comes with a strange, Faustian bargain—including a plan for almost everything except the price.
When Roger Ebert died in 2013, America was deprived of one of its finest film critics. But reviewing his body of work shows we also lost one of our best writers on addiction.
A home birth begets a crash course in DIY medical waste disposal.
When illness erases the fine line between love and obsession.
A sharp rise recently in the price of onions in India is about a lot more than just sandwiches. When onions are up, even governments are at risk.
Afternoons in the big city are terrible. Sunsets are horrifying, nights are long and anxious. Other people have choices, but not you. Then suddenly, a bicycle.