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To most people, weddings are joyous occasions; they symbolize love and mutual respect, uniting two families as one. Couples in love stand before their friends and family to profess their love for one another, vowing to stay together until death. For 25-year-old Cody Johnson, death would come only eight days after his wedding, when his newlywed bride would callously push him off a cliff, and he would plummet 200-feet.
Arthur Duperrault’s life long dream was to spend a year living at sea, travelling from one island to the next. At the age of fourty, the Wisconsin optometrist finally felt it was the right time to make his dreams a reality. To ensure life at sea met his expectations, Arthur decided to embark on a one week trip with his family as a trial run.
If you’re like me, you grew up watching The Jenny Jones Show, an American talk-show full of out-of-control teens, paternity tests and makeovers. Comedienne and actress Jenny Jones ran the show for twelve years until a gruesome murder involving a guest made headlines and dropped ratings, forcing the show’s inevitable ending.
Alexandre Nardoni and Ana Carolina Oliveira met in school in São Paulo, Brazil. They quickly became enamoured with one another and Oliveira unexpectedly became pregnant at seventeen. While Oliveira was pregnant, her relationship with Nardoni began to fall apart. Nardoni wanted Oliveira to move in with him, but she was convinced he was cheating on her and decided to leave him instead.
As a female, I can say with utter confidence that solo-travel is one of the most invaluable feats of my life. It has taught me how to be self-reliant, meticulous and fearless. Trust me ; visiting a foreign country you've never been to, where you don't speak the language , alone, is a triumphant act of bravery.
Yaser Said is a Muslim man who was born in Egypt and later immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. In 1987, Said married then 15-year-old American girl Patricia Owens. Said was double her age at the time. The couple had three children together. Amina, Sarah, and their son Islam who was 19 at the time of the killings.
It was September 20, 2007, Tanya and her husband Tom Rider were working multiple jobs to buy a home. Tanya’s first job was at a supermarket in Maple Valley, Washington.
A few years ago I embarked on a solo trip to Tokyo. It was absolutely brilliant; the culture, the language, the shops. It seemed Tokyo was as live as New York; covered with bright lights and billboards. There was always something to see or do, the options were limitless.