Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 6:14 am
Svetlana Anikeeva was 15 in the early '90s when she visited America as an exchange student.
"And it was completely different place in every imaginable aspect," she recalls.
Anikeeva grew up in Vladivostok on the eastern edge of Russia, and studied abroad in Savannah, Ga., where the experience, she says, changed her life.
"The people were different. The culture was different. The weather, the food, the school. Everything was fascinating," she says. "I knew that I wanted to come here."
When Bryan Wilmoth was in his late teens, his father found a love letter from a man in Bryan's box of things.
Furious at the discovery of a gay son, Bryan's father took him for a ride and dropped him off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill.
"That's sort of all I remember — sleeping outside in the country that night," Bryan, 50, recounts to his brother Michael, at StoryCorps in Los Angeles.
Growing up in a strict, religious household, Bryan and his seven younger siblings all became estranged from their parents over the years.
Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 6:22 am
Gareth Morgan hasn't said he's a dog person, but he's definitely not a cat person. Morgan, a top New Zealand economist and environmentalist, is campaigning for a cat-free country.
In an interview with The New York Times, Morgan said "cats are a 'friendly neighborhood serial killer' of birds."
Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 7:16 am
In his first TV interview, Manti Te'o told Katie Couric Thursday that what he "went through was real."
The Notre Dame linebacker, whose athleticism and tragic personal story buoyed him to stardom, has been in the spotlight ever since DeadSpin revealed part of that amazing story wasn't real.