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From Mormon Missionary To LGBTQ Advocate (& International Rock Star)  Michel Martin, All Things Considered  [AUDIO & VIDEO] Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons, talks about his new documentary, 'Believer,' which takes a critical look at the Mormon Church's policies toward its LGBTQ members.

From Mormon Missionary To LGBTQ Advocate (& International Rock Star) Michel Martin, All Things Considered

[AUDIO & VIDEO] Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons, talks about his new documentary, 'Believer,' which takes a critical look at the Mormon Church's policies toward its LGBTQ members.

Trevor Noah: Born a Crime  Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations  [AUDIO] In his interview with Oprah, Trevor Noah discusses his childhood in South Africa and his unlikely path to becoming the host of "The Daily Show."

Trevor Noah: Born a Crime Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

[AUDIO] In his interview with Oprah, Trevor Noah discusses his childhood in South Africa and his unlikely path to becoming the host of "The Daily Show."

Caller Admits Prejudice & Seeks Advise  C-SPAN  [VIDEO] Heather McGhee, J.D., of Demos thanks a caller for admitting his struggles and gently advises him on how to improve his view of black people.

Caller Admits Prejudice & Seeks Advise C-SPAN

[VIDEO] Heather McGhee, J.D., of Demos thanks a caller for admitting his struggles and gently advises him on how to improve his view of black people.

5 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Their Mental Health  Today  Celebrities open up about their personal experiences with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and more.

5 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Their Mental Health Today

Celebrities open up about their personal experiences with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and more.

American Psychological Association  Federal Action Network  Get updates and action alerts to the information you need to be an effective advocate for psychology. Take Action now!

American Psychological Association Federal Action Network

Get updates and action alerts to the information you need to be an effective advocate for psychology. Take Action now!

Looking for Marriage in All the Wrong Places  NPR Code Switch  [AUDIO] Trying to find the one in an old-school way with a new-school twist. Listen to the story of Rohin Guha and Jenny Wan. There's unrequited love, fear of disappointing immigrant parents, the Internet and '90s piano ballads.

Looking for Marriage in All the Wrong Places NPR Code Switch

[AUDIO] Trying to find the one in an old-school way with a new-school twist. Listen to the story of Rohin Guha and Jenny Wan. There's unrequited love, fear of disappointing immigrant parents, the Internet and '90s piano ballads.

Ending Suicide Starts Now  Dr. Alexis Moreno, Wit & Reason  Alexis Moreno, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. explores our US statistics. Who has the highest rates of suicide? What are the risk factors & warning signs? Why is this happening and how do we prevent suicide in our country?

Ending Suicide Starts Now Dr. Alexis Moreno, Wit & Reason

Alexis Moreno, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. explores our US statistics. Who has the highest rates of suicide? What are the risk factors & warning signs? Why is this happening and how do we prevent suicide in our country?

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Vow to Work With More Women and People of Color, so That's a Start  Jill Gutowitz, Glamour  Matt Damon & Ben Affleck have agreed to be legally obligated to hire diverse casts and crews on their upcoming projects. Their joint production company, Pearl Street Films,  announced  that they’d be adopting inclusion riders going forward, following the lead of actor Michael B. Jordan and  Bridesmaids  director Paul Feig.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Vow to Work With More Women and People of Color, so That's a Start Jill Gutowitz, Glamour

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck have agreed to be legally obligated to hire diverse casts and crews on their upcoming projects. Their joint production company, Pearl Street Films, announced that they’d be adopting inclusion riders going forward, following the lead of actor Michael B. Jordan and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.

Mike Shinoda Processes Grief & Hope with "Post Traumatic"  Daily Show with Trevor Noah  [VIDEO] Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda talks about the death of his longtime friend and bandmate Chester Bennington, his take on managing his own mental health, culture and intergenerational trauma.

Mike Shinoda Processes Grief & Hope with "Post Traumatic" Daily Show with Trevor Noah

[VIDEO] Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda talks about the death of his longtime friend and bandmate Chester Bennington, his take on managing his own mental health, culture and intergenerational trauma.

Statement of Wit & Reason CEO Regarding Traumatic Effects of Separating Families Dr. Alexis Moreno, Wit & Reason

[VIDEO] Alexis Moreno, Psy.D., M.S., M.A., founder and CEO of Wit & Reason, advocates for practical and humane immigration policies.

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain  Megan Leonhardt, Money  Skip the tourist traps. Avoid the lines. And please, please, never book a prepackaged tour.Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, writer, travel documentarian, and television personality dedicated much of his life to a mission - to change how we see and experience the world. Bourdain's recommendation? Get real when you travel.

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain Megan Leonhardt, Money

Skip the tourist traps. Avoid the lines. And please, please, never book a prepackaged tour.Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, writer, travel documentarian, and television personality dedicated much of his life to a mission - to change how we see and experience the world. Bourdain's recommendation? Get real when you travel.

How Two Women Are Changing the Conversation About Syria With Food  Valerio Farris, Food52  Itab, who grew up in Syria, began to share recipes from her youth with her new friend. Dina, originally from Baghdad, did the same. Together, they forged a friendship built on a mutual obsession—for food, for recipes, and for the flavors of their homes.

How Two Women Are Changing the Conversation About Syria With Food Valerio Farris, Food52

Itab, who grew up in Syria, began to share recipes from her youth with her new friend. Dina, originally from Baghdad, did the same. Together, they forged a friendship built on a mutual obsession—for food, for recipes, and for the flavors of their homes.

What Dinnertime Looks Like In 36 Different Homes  Laura Gallant, Buzzfeed  Photographer Lois Bielefeld offers an inside look at families and the intimate moments they spend together during mealtimes. These intimate portraits invite the viewer to take a seat at the table.

What Dinnertime Looks Like In 36 Different Homes Laura Gallant, Buzzfeed

Photographer Lois Bielefeld offers an inside look at families and the intimate moments they spend together during mealtimes. These intimate portraits invite the viewer to take a seat at the table.

Things to Know About the Day of the Dead

LOGAN WARD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

[Infographic & Article] Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead (November 1-2), is not a Mexican version of Halloween (October 31). Whereas Halloween is a dark night of terror and mischief, Day of the Dead festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy. The more you understand about this feast for the senses, the more you will appreciate it.