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Football As A Tool In The Hands Of A Master Craftsman

Our 50 Great Teachers series profiles a football coach who's made academics ... and a sense of family ... part of his winning strategy.

Marie Mutsuki Mockett says the Japanese tradition of Tōrō nagashi — lighting floating paper lanterns in honor of loved ones — reminded her that she was not alone in her grief. Alberto Carrasco Casado/Flickr hide caption

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After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'

Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother's family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.

Jack Mandelbaum, a Holocaust survivor from the Polish city of Gdynia, poses in front of a photograph showing him as a youth. Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Holocaust Survivor, Spared From Auschwitz At The Last Second

The line on the left went to Auschwitz, but an SS guard shoved Jack Mandelbaum to the right. Thus began a three-year nightmare in seven labor camps for a Jewish teenager who refused to give up hope.

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