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Why I Dodge Speeding Cars to Rescue Rattlesnakes

These elegant creatures aren’t the murderous monsters you’ve seen in the movies. If I don’t save them, who will?

This Political Consultant Found His True Calling — by Becoming Teddy Roosevelt

Joe Wiegand once dreamed of being president. Now this disillusioned politico makes a living impersonating his favorite former head of state.

The Passion of Hobo Hank

How the manager of a Chili’s restaurant outside Albuquerque found his true calling as a bone-crushing, head-stomping hero on America’s independent wrestling circuit.

Secret Life of a Manhattan Doorman

A college student is stoked to land a summer gig as a union-wage doorman—until he learns the job description includes everything from hauling out hoarders to discovering dead bodies.

Stripping on the Side

A nonprofit intern counts down the hours until she can shed her office attire in a Times Square gentlemen’s club.

David Riordan, Post-Recession Renaissance Man

He once conquered the commodities market and got rich in real estate. Now he’s a cab driver, coffee salesman and ghost tour guide—and mastering every role.

Plight of the Porn Star

Acting in adult movies is the only thing James Darling has ever really loved. But as industry profits decline, this camera-happy trans man finds himself delivering pizzas to support his passion for porn.

Love & Venom

An Ohio electrician finds his true calling as an after-hours apitherapist, inflicting bee stings on willing, and often desperate, participants.