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    This Father-Son Duo Has Given Away 1,600 Designer Suits To Men In Need

    This Father-Son Duo Has Given Away 1,600 Designer Suits To Men In Need

    He had been still for five minutes, staring hard into the mirror. His eyes carefully studied the man he saw in his reflection. His eyelids were growing puffy. I could see tears forming in the corners of his eyes. I asked, What are you seeing, man? He replied, I’m seeing my inner self. This would […]
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    Meet The 19-Year-Old Who Illegally Climbs Skyscrapers Worldwide

    Meet The 19-Year-Old Who Illegally Climbs Skyscrapers Worldwide

    Andrej Ciesielski has been illegally climbing skyscrapers since he was 15. By 18, he was climbing the last-standing wonder of the world, one of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt — which only took him eight minutes. The stunt garnered him the attention of international media outlets, significantly grew his social media following and cemented his place […]
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    Republican Student Proves Women’s March Belongs To Everyone

    Republican Student Proves Women’s March Belongs To Everyone

    Caroline calls herself a “New Jersey Republican.” In short, she’s a socially liberal, fiscally conservative millennial. The scale teeters depending on the specific policies of the individual candidate. But this year, the social implications of a Trump presidency outweighed the potential for fiscal and foreign policy reward. Caroline says, President Trump lacked any solid economic […]
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    I Went ‘Sensory Speed Dating’ To Learn The Science Behind Attraction

    I Went ‘Sensory Speed Dating’ To Learn The Science Behind Attraction

    I’m sitting in the lounge area at the House of Yes. Everything is red. The lighting is red. The tablecloths are red. My face is red. I’m doing my best to hide my beaming cheeks in the shadows of the lounge area. Soft Cell’s, “Tainted Love/ Where Did Our Love Go?” plays from the speakers […]
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    This Artist Travels The Country To Interview Strangers In Their Bathtubs

    This Artist Travels The Country To Interview Strangers In Their Bathtubs

    How many different people have you taken a bath with? One Washington DC based artist probably puts your number to shame. Kri Van Sloun, who uses they/them pronouns, has taken over 40 baths with a mixture of strangers, acquaintances and friends since May 2016. Kri’s story began one night after a particularly long and stressful […]
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    This Guy Is A ‘Professional Cuddler’ Who Actually Gets Paid To Hold Strangers

    This Guy Is A ‘Professional Cuddler’ Who Actually Gets Paid To Hold Strangers

    It’s noon on a Wednesday, and thick grey smoke billows out of the burning sage in Kan Seidel’s hands. “Sage clears the air of bad and unwanted energies,” says Seidel. “I do this before every cuddle session.” Meet Kan Seidel, a professional cuddler from Nebraska who now lives in New York City. He makes about […]