Rescue: Stories about taking care of others

Science writer Kate Sheridan falls in love with a man who suffers from paralyzing headaches, and math teacher Giselle George-Gilkes is on a trip with her students when she receives terrible news from home.

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Cancer Sucks: Stories from cancer survivors

Gail Thomas clashes with her oncologist while deciding how to fight her cancer, and as a marathon runner, Pierce McManus prides himself on his toughness — but then he begins coughing up blood.

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Overwhelmed: Stories about being in over our heads

Fiona Calvert is a crier — but when she starts her PhD, she promises herself she’ll never cry in front of her colleagues, and after graduating with his PhD, Shane Hanlon struggles to find balance in his science career.

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Following Directions: Stories about improvising

Comedian Joseph Scrimshaw is terrified of messing up when his new museum job requires him to bake, and science writer Cassandra WIllyard is frustrated by the restrictions put on her during her pregnancy.

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Expectations: Stories about surprising discoveries

Neuroscientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik are surprised by what they learn when they investigate deception at a psychic convention, and while working in the South Sudan, OB-GYN Africa Stewart must wait for an elder's permission before treating a pregnant woman gored by a bull.

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