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    Human Story

  • mp3The unexpected answer to the puzzle in my head | Tom Jump
    Tom Jump is defined by a paradox. His autism and introversion make meeting people awkward and painful. Yet the one thing he wants from life is a relationship. After years of searching, he stumbles on a solution in the last place he expected.... Read more »
  • mp3The shadows we live in | Casey Karaman
    Casey Karaman never expected the biography of an urban planner to change the way he saw the world. But the nearly five years it took to work his way through that one massive biography changed his view of himself, those around him, and the way our lives are dictated by... Read more »
  • mp3Laughter is healing | Nathan Timmel
    In October of 2005, comedian Nathan Timmel was in Kandahar, Afghanistan, to perform for American forces stationed far from home. While there, he was invited to attend a Ramp Ceremony to witness the loading of a fallen soldier onto a plane to return home for burial. Two days later, he... Read more »
  • mp3The one thing we miss most about religion
    When we asked people at an atheist convention what they missed the most after leaving religion, one word came up more than any other.... Read more »
  • mp3Sahra's last message | Ashkan Mehr Roshan
    Before the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, an Iranian activist, blogger, and translator who goes by the pseudonym Ashkan Mehr Roshan connected with an Afghan woman and freethinker. Together, they formed one of the biggest and most effective underground support communities for nonbelievers and religious minorities in the region.... Read more »
  • mp3My tangled feelings at Ramadan | Eiynah
    Raised in Saudi Arabia in a Muslim family of Pakistani background, and now an atheist living in Canada, Eiynah knows something about displacement, and disorientation, and the yearning for the lost familiar. Although she left Islam under her own power and is a strong critic of religion, her childhood and... Read more »
  • mp3How an Indian film changed my son's life | Jennifer Hancock
    Learning that she didn't know the name or work of the most famous actor in the world sent lifelong movie enthusiast Jennifer Hancock down a rabbit hole into the massive film industry of India. In the process, she found insights about love that are rarely touched in Western cinema—and solved... Read more »





    Task & Purpose

  • How the Battle of Nasiriyah foreshadowed the long slog of the Iraq War
    U.S. Marines from Task Force Tarawa keep a weary eye out after they saw a day of intense fighting March 23, 2003 in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah (Joe Raedle/Getty Images).“I remember being terrified that shit just got real.” The post How the Battle of Nasiriyah foreshadowed the long... Read more »
  • Soldiers are being issued high-speed Arctic gear as the Army gets serious about fighting in the cold
    U.S. Army Soldiers with 70 Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division conduct an extreme cold weather foot movement during a human factors evaluation on the Cold Temperature and Arctic Protection System (CTAPS) in Ft. Greely, AK Jan. 9-14 2023. CTAPS allows war fighters to effectively operate... Read more »
  • ‘Shock and awe’: The Iraq War started 20 years ago with a wave of airstrikes
    An explosion hits Baghdad on March 21, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq as hostilities between U.S. led Coalition forces and the Iraqi Regime continue. (Photo by Mirrorpix/Getty Images).Before ground troops invaded, coalition forces targeted Iraq's early warning sites from the skies. The post ‘Shock and awe’: The Iraq War started 20... Read more »
  • Guards open fire after a car ran the gate at Naval Base Coronado
    Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young).A sheriff's deputy was taken into custody for driving under the influence. The post Guards open fire after a car ran the gate at Naval Base Coronado appeared first on Task & Purpose.... Read more »
  • The Marine Corps is offloading some of its decades-old amphibious vehicles onto Greece
    171102-N-UX013-180 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 2, 2017) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV), assigned to Combat Assault Battalion AAV Company, splashes into the water from the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during an amphibious assault as part of Blue Chromite. Blue Chromite is an annual... Read more »
  • Do not use that viral CQB video as instructions on how to clear a room
    Don't look like this when clearing a room. (Image via Twitter).Life is not a video game. The post Do not use that viral CQB video as instructions on how to clear a room appeared first on Task & Purpose.... Read more »
  • VideoThe Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps reflects on his biggest leadership regret and ‘living with guilt’
    Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, the sergeant major of the Marine Corps, addresses Marines and sailors at Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 27, 2019. (Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie/U.S. Marine Corps).“You’re talking about living with guilt.” The post The Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps reflects on his biggest leadership regret and... Read more »









  • No Evidence Scientists Received Grant for Changing Opinion on Pandemic Origins, Contrary to Claims
    Republican Rep. Jim Jordan baselessly suggested that former NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci gave scientists one of the grants — worth $9 million — to alter the scientific narrative on how the COVID-19 pandemic started. The post No Evidence Scientists Received Grant for Changing Opinion on Pandemic Origins, Contrary to Claims appeared first... Read more »
  • Military Equipment Traveling Back to U.S., Contrary to Social Media Posts
    A U.S. Army combat team recently completed its European deployment as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a series of military exercises in support of NATO. The brigade has returned to Fort Hood, Texas, and its equipment will follow. But social media posts falsely claim the equipment shown in a video... Read more »
  • VideoWhat to Know About Trump-Era Bank Deregulation and Bank Failures
    With the recent failure of two midsize banks, some Democrats have blamed deregulation championed by then-President Donald Trump in 2018. While the law did reduce oversight of small and midsize banks, experts are divided over whether deregulation in 2018 ultimately caused Signature and Silicon Valley Bank to collapse. The post... Read more »
  • What the Cochrane Review Says About Masks For COVID-19 — and What It Doesn’t
    People online are touting the results of a Cochrane review to incorrectly claim that it shows masks “don’t work” against the coronavirus. But the primary conclusion of the review is that it’s uncertain from randomized controlled trials whether mask interventions in the community help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses.... Read more »
  • Posts Spread Unfounded Claims About Russia’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
    Russia developed a COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, in 2020. President Vladimir Putin has said he received three doses of the vaccine, and the government continues to urge Russians to get vaccinated against the disease. But social media posts falsely claimed Putin “ordered the destruction of all" COVID-19 vaccine stockpiles in... Read more »
  • VideoExplaining the Missing Context of Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Presentation
    On Jan. 6, 2021, about 140 police officers were assaulted during the Capitol riot, and 326 participants -- more than 100 armed with weapons -- have been charged. But Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson has used recently released video from that day to misleadingly minimize the violence at the riot and... Read more »
  • Posts Fabricate Charge Against Bill Gates in Philippines
    Social media posts make the unfounded claim that the Heinous Crimes Court in the Philippines issued a warrant for Bill Gates' arrest for "'premeditated murder' linked to vaccine roll out." That court no longer exists, and a spokesperson for Gates told us there is no warrant for his arrest. The... Read more »