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Why Are We Still Putting Little People in R2-D2?

When Kenny Baker died in August 2016, Star Wars fans grieved the loss, even if it would be overshadowed by the death of Carrie Fisher…

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…