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Democracy Dies in Darkness
Stories about humanity
Life as a national mustache champion: ‘I drink a lot more stuff with straws’
Virginia resident Bob Baker spends 20 minutes a day styling his mustache. At night, he’ll sleep with a pillow under his jaw to preserve the shape of his whiskers.
When I was 15, a psychiatric hospital nearly ruined my life. This advice saved me.
By Banning Lyon
Minnesota teen has slept in his backyard for nearly 3 years just for fun
Homeless mom left her dog with note, ‘please love me.’ A shelter reunited them.
At D.C. ice cream shop, a chain of giving so everyone can get a scoop
This restaurant is run by grandmothers. Customers clap for them each night.
Dolphins just spotted in New York City’s Bronx River: ‘Had me shocked’
She found late father’s bucket list, then spent 6 years completing it
Farmer dies; town learns he secretly paid strangers’ pharmacy bills
More Inspired Life
(Courtesy of Martha Barnes)
As she turns 103, ‘nothing tastes better at a party than crab cakes and beer’
Mary Barnes, who made history serving in World War II, celebrated her milestone at an assisted-living center in Fairfax, Va.
Wedding trends: Dogs and cats up for adoption at the reception
Teen with cerebral palsy set Harvard as his goal. He just got in early acceptance.
Electrical boxes were defaced. A teacher and students turn them into art.
These dogs ride a bus like humans ‘and now the internet is in love’
Dying can be a taboo topic. Enter the death doula.
At age 5 he vowed to go to college with his mom. They just graduated together.
Land-dwelling rats are upending life for coral reef fish
Fairfax launches plan to combat invasive spotted lanternfly in parks