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A Massive Brain Aneurysm Saved My Life

Alvie Shepherd was a former first-round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles. But when nerve damage in his pitching shoulder caused his baseball career to fizzle, he ballooned up to more than 300 pounds and developed a serious drug and alcohol problem. His daily cocktail of junk food, booze, uppers and chewing tobacco got so out of hand that on April 27, 2013, he had a brain aneurysm. Somehow, though, he lived through an experience that should have killed him (or at the very least, blinded or paralyzed him).

Read how such a medical emergency was exactly the wake-up call he needed to get his life together here.

Your Uber Driver is Reviewing You

More and more brands are reviewing their customers’ behavior. Did we bring this on ourselves?

The Weight of Wearing a Shawl

Men’s fashion is a cultural collision point for South Asians in the West

God at the Movies

For Christian audiences, movies based on Bible stories don’t have to be good — just faithful to the source material

Sword-and-Sandal Cinema’s Best Footwear

From ‘Spartacus’ to the new ‘Ben Hur’ — you might as well call the genre Sword-and-Mandal