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Inside the World of Guide Dog Dropouts

When I meet Eddie, a yellow Labrador, at a friend’s family barbecue in Detroit, it’s clear he isn’t like other dogs. He knows how to…

Strangers Assume His Fiancée Is His Nurse

Shane Burcaw, 27, and Hannah Aylward, 23, are on their way to New York for a reading of Burcaw’s latest book, Strangers Assume My Girlfriend…

How the World’s Strongest Amputee Lifts All That Record-Setting Weight

In some ways, KC Mitchell looks like the prototypical powerlifter — a mountain of dense muscle adorned with tattoos and topped with a ZZ Top…

The Future of Bionic Limbs Is Amazing, but Don’t Expect to Become Superhuman Any Time Soon

Humans have been sporting prosthetic limbs for thousands of years. Archaeologists once found a wooden toe — designed to work with sandals — secured to…