Military Families Cope with Traumatic Brain Injury
Soldiers' wives struggle to care for their 'minimally conscious' husbands who were severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. (NJ Star-Ledger)
Up There
Now that most of the advertising art on buildings is made of cheaper, easier to install vinyl sheets, wall-painting artists have become a rare breed.
Project 50: Four Walls and a Bed
Los Angeles County gave 50 hardcore homeless on skid row a place to live with no strings attached. This four-part multimedia series tracks participants over two years. (LAT)
Spilling Over
Worried residents of a small Louisiana fishing community face an uncertain future. The Deepwater Horizon disaster destroyed their environment, their livelihoods, and, for some, their families. (UNC)
The Art of the Foul Ball
Here's the story behind the 32 baseball fans who caught a foul ball in the stands during one Tigers vs. Blue Jays game. (Detroit Free Press)
Heroin Addict Finds Hope
Damon Conrow, 26, believes that the only way to rescue himself from a debilitating drug habit is to spend more time in state prison. (Standard-Examiner)
Extreme Couponers Get Groceries for (Almost) Free
Her framing business subsided, so Treasure Philips devotes most of her efforts to strategizing how to get big supermarket discounts. (Time)
Trinity Poire
Three life-saving open-heart surgeries to repair a birth defect have defined the life of a four-year-old girl, and plunged her family into debt. (Arizona Daily Star)
The Quest to Become a Blue Man
Hopefuls audition at an open casting call for a coveted position that requires you to drum, wear paint, act with your eyes, and not speak a word. (Las Vegas Sun)
Pathology of Errors
Early diagnosis with microscopic techniques may be saving more lives of women with breast cancer, but the potential for horrible mistakes has also grown. (NYT)