‘A war within myself’: One veteran’s struggle for life after combat

'A war within myself': One veteran's struggle for life after combat

“The rest of the morning was spent picking up body parts, still warm, in perfect condition, like they had just fallen off the owner. My Marines were crying and I yelled at them, calling them demeaning names and to man up. This day caused so many feelings & emotions in me that I wrote my dad about the event and how much it was tearing me apart. We never talked about it, but one year later, he died and I found it in a safe under his bed. Nothing else was in the safe. He took it to the grave. I felt so guilty and ashamed that I told him. I thought that I caused the stress that led to his fatal heart attack.”

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Medical marijuana and new hope for Florida family

Medical marijuana and new hope for Florida family

Rich and Kim Muszynski know when their 5-year-old daughter, Abby, is about to have a grand mal seizure because her pupils enlarge, and she'll seem to fixate at something in the distance that only she can see. Then it starts. Abby's extremities shake. She gasps for air. By the time she turned 3, Abby had tried about eight different anti-seizure medications. None of them worked very well. Panicked to see their daughter getting worse and worse, the Muszynskis drove three hours to Orlando to see Dr. Ngoc Minh Le, a board certified pediatric neurologist and epileptologist.

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We Asked 8,500 Internet Commenters Why They Do What They Do

We Asked 8,500 Internet Commenters Why They Do What They Do

Only a small subset of readers ever comment. What compels them to take the time to weigh in? To learn more about the reasons that people comment, Christie Aschwanden collected data from two sources — an analysis of the comments here at FiveThirtyEight and a survey of more than 8,500 people. What she learned shifted her views about commenters and offered some interesting insights into the hive mind.

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Elizabeth Warren blasts medical research bill as ‘extortion’

Elizabeth Warren blasts medical research bill as ‘extortion’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a ferocious attack Monday on congressional Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a medical research bill, and put fellow Democrats on the spot by pushing them to oppose a measure she said “is corrupt, and it is very, very dangerous.”

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Why you can’t afford to ignore nature in the workplace

Why you can’t afford to ignore nature in the workplace

Love your job, but hate your office? For many of us, our physical workplace can be dark, depressing, bland and even dysfunctional. Windowless cubicle farms and airless open-plan floors can kill motivation and take a toll on worker performance, possibly even their health.

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