You can learn how to read a poem, but you can’t choose how it will affect you. Here, a little cough launches a journey through a reader’s mind.
Over the next few decades, baby boomers will reinvent how America dies. That gives Generation X one last thing to roll its eyes about, as it follows a step behind.
In the city of Irvine, in the county of Orange, in the state of California during a season of sports, sometimes America reaches maximum volume.
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, America was deprived of one of its finest critics. We also lost one of our best writers on addiction.
A home birth begets a crash course in DIY medical waste disposal.