How to be Gluten Free Without Annoying Everyone

So, you’re gluten free. Regardless of how you got there, it stinks to be told you can’t have the very ingredient central to the staple of the American diet. There’s no question about it, it’s a challenge. Slightly worse than that may be the reaction you get when you share your news, order in restaurants,…

Homeless Teen Becomes One of America’s Greatest Influencers

Andy Andrews dug a hole for himself — literally and figuratively. As he tried to make himself comfortable in his hollow beneath the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama, it’s safe to say he never once dreamed the New York Times would one day hail him as one of America’s great influencers. Andrews…

How One U.S. Veteran is Shining the Light on Iraq’s Persecuted Minorities

Most Americans are well aware of the refugee crisis in Syria today. The five-year-old civil war has displaced millions of civilians, nearly half of them children. Just across the border in neighboring Iraq, Daesh — better known to the world as ISIS — is displacing millions and conducting genocide against Christians and Yezidis.