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Watch This 102-Year-Old Woman Become the Oldest Person to Go Skydiving

"It was very clear up there and the weather was good, but it was very cold up there."
River Donaghey

"OK, God, What's Next?": A High School Football Coach Faces ALS

High-school football coach Jeremy Williams was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. It wasn’t the first time that his family’s resiliency had been tested, and it wouldn’t be the last.
Devon Heinen

Locked-In Syndrome and the Horror of Being Trapped in Your Own Body

As people with degenerative disorders slowly lose control of their bodies, it's common to feel powerless, depressed, and even suicidal.
Paul Willis

'Empire' Is 17 Million Americans' Favorite Greek Tragedy

The most popular and relevant show on TV is full of ripped-from-the-headlines plots, elaborate musical set pieces, eye-popping cameos, pop-culture tie-ins, and more melodrama than you can shake a stick at.
Drew Millard
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A Big New ALS Report Shows Your Ice Bucket Challenge Dollars at Work

An ALS researcher is grateful for your money.
Mike Pearl

After Losing Her Mother to ALS, Kathryn Calder Looks for a Higher Platform to Speak From

New Pornographer's Kathryn Calder opens up about losing her mother to Lou Gehrig's disease.
Jabbari Weekes
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I Traveled to Egypt for a Miracle Cure for My ALS

In 1968, a light in the shape of a woman was seen radiating from the dome of the Church of Saint Mary in Zeitoun, Cairo. She disappeared after two or three minutes, but she reemerged the next week—again for just a few minutes. She continued to visit...
Angelina Fanous

Every90Minutes and Gravitas Recordings Want To Beat ALS With Music

Stream the forthcoming release in its entirety and learn about how this unique charitable compilation came to be.
David Garber

Do Anthropologists Consider the Ice Bucket Challenge an 'Extreme Ritual'?

According to anthropologist Dimitris Xygalatas, pouring ice water on our heads wasn't all that different from Kavadi, a Hindu ritual that involves skewering your cheeks.
Simon Davis

The Worst Part of the Ice Bucket Challenge Is the People Criticizing It

The worst people aren’t the hashtag activists—they’re the ones behind their computers typing angry prose of disapproval.
Angelina Fanous

Dumping a Bucket of Ice on Your Head Does Not Make You a Philanthropist

The #IceBucketChallenge is the latest in lazy, narcissistic "hashtag activism." If you want to change the world, you're not going to do it by tweeting, wearing a tacky bracelet, or dumping ice water over your head.
Arielle Pardes