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When Caleb Lindhorst opened his eyes on one fateful day in January 2014, he didn’t know where he was. Or when.
Communication is often just the first challenge for children who stutter. Beating the emotional complications that can accompany stuttering can be a much greater obstacle.
Dr. Sudip Bose gained some incredible and excruciating memories while serving one of the longest combat tours by a physician since World War II. But for him, one moment from Iraq will always stand out.
Take a moment and picture in your mind a college biology laboratory…
It’s an experience that, at first blush, seems ideal for outdoor enthusiasts: Spend your days skiing, rappelling and ice climbing in a wintry wilderness. But there are a handful of downsides … sudden snowstorms and hidden crevasses, for example. Oh, and polar bears.
Allan “Bud” Selig, one of most accomplished alumni in the history of the University of Wisconsin, seems to have done about as much as a person can in one lifetime. He’s served in the U.S. Army. He’s sold cars. He’s owned a professional sports team. He’s been the Commissioner of Major League Baseball — and now, the first-ever Commissioner Emeritus in his “retirement.”
For Paul and Stephanie Jarrett, there’s no such thing as “too close to home.” The Nebraska natives both graduated from the University of Nebraska, which was also where they met. Now, this husband-and-wife duo runs their own company just two blocks from the Lincoln campus.
If you took all the children in Ohio who don’t have regular access to food and brought them to Columbus, you would be able to fill Ohio Stadium six times over and still have a line outside.
Joel Washington has never let go of his dreams, and he hopes that his artwork inspires others to do the same.
You may not understand the exact meaning of all these words, but give it your beatenest. We’re not going to try to explain everything from a to izzard*. But, if you’re not an aginner**, we promise this won’t be a rantum scoot.
Part carnival. Part expo. All fun. It’s Maryland Day, which happens tomorrow at the University of Maryland’s campus in College Park.
One is known for Neil Armstrong and global engineers. The other is known for powering the world’s aircraft and producing exclusive luxury automobiles. Together, they’re planning to create the jet aircraft of the future.
Thanks to Jason Mars, “Siri” could get a whole lot more effective in the years to come.
Many of us can recall sitting in a classroom, impatiently tapping a pencil on the top of our desk, barely paying attention as a teacher droned on about something we neither understood nor expected to use outside of the school.
In Happy Valley, you don’t have to be a kid to play in the sandbox.
If you don’t already, odds are that someday you’ll hold a newspaper at arm’s length to read it more clearly. This incredibly common eye condition, called presbyopia, generally affects those in their 50s and older. It occurs when eye muscles begin to age and harden, making it more difficult to focus on nearby objects.
Tavis Smiley is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest interviewers of our generation. He’s a best-selling author and one of the most popular media figures in America. Time Magazine named him one of “The World’s Most Influential People.”
As we get into the home stretch of the 2016 presidential primaries, it seems nearly certain that we’re close to seeing history in the making: For the first time, a woman will be nominated for the head of the ticket of one of the two major political parties.
Sometimes the smallest things can make big differences. The sway of a bridge or building caused by wind is barely perceptible for most people, for instance, but Ryan Harne sees a major potential source of energy in what few others even notice.