The Prison Where Inmates Help Each Other Die With Dignity

More Americans are dying behind bars than ever before. At one correctional facility, volunteer death-doulas offer care and comfort to their fellow prisoners.

He Killed 140 Men in the Electric Chair. Then He Took His Own Life.

The man who operated New York State’s “Old Sparky” was calm, collected and always professional. No one knew that every flick of the switch was tearing him apart.

How Trump Seduced the White Working Class By Preying on Their Physical Pain

Can an actual ache in their bones explain why so many Rust Belt voters flocked to the New York billionaire? A coalminer’s grandson digs deep to find out.

Healing Hasidic Masturbators and Adulterers — With Psychiatric Drugs

These ultra-Orthodox Jews admitted to religious taboos ranging from same-sex attraction to extramarital affairs. The treatment they received was alarmingly severe.

There’s a Mathematical Equation That Proves I’m Ugly — Or So I Learned in My Seventh Grade Art Class

It took me years to realize that despite being born with a rare facial disfigurement, beauty is more than a cold calculation.

What It Feels Like to Hold the First 60 Seconds of a New Life in My Hands

As a pediatric physician working in a hospital, I take over the moment a baby is born, in the terrifying first minute that can mean the difference between life and death.

Overcoming Post-Natal Depression—On Horseback in Kazakhstan

A terrifying experience with my sick newborn sent me into a downward spiral of nightmares, depression and self-harm. It took a 24-day trip through a remote region of Central Asia to find myself again.