Twelve-year-old Hayley Lindsay spent almost a month working with her dad on this Toothless the Dragon costume. There are sawn-off crutches in the front legs so she can comfortably walk on all fours. Petra Mayer hide caption

itoggle caption Petra Mayer

Nadine Gordimer passed away this week at age 90, after a lifetime of achievement in writing and anti-apartheid activism. Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov

Clela Rorex (right) tells her friend Sue Larson that she doesn't regret her decision to grant the controversial marriage licenses. StoryCorps hide caption

itoggle caption StoryCorps

Hannah Marqusee taught these Nepali 8th- and 9th-graders to play Ultimate Frisbee. "Despite being terrible at throwing, they had a really good time," she reports. Their verdict: slightly more fun than soccer but not quite as fun as cricket. Bottom row, fourth from the right, is her host brother, Sachin. Courtesy of Hannah Marqusee hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Hannah Marqusee

Darlena Cunha says that she wrote her essay about her family's temporary poverty so her twin daughters would learn not to judge people on government assistance. Courtesy of Darlena Cunha hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Darlena Cunha

American golfer Michelle Wie was a child prodigy. As an adult, she might just be the best female golfer in the world. Tim Hales/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Tim Hales/AP

"I work with hand tools every day but few feel as good, or as manly, as a well cared for ax," says Cory, via Instagram. Cory/Instagram hide caption

itoggle caption Cory/Instagram

The finalists for Miss Mundial Brasil 2014 visit the set of Univision's entertainment talk show El Gordo y la Flaca. The show often invites guests to take a dip in an on-set hot tub. This particular segment is titled "8 reasons to fire up the Jacuzzi." Screenshot/Univision.com hide caption

itoggle caption Screenshot/Univision.com

Growing up, Dekalb Walcott III wanted to be just like his father, Dekalb Walcott Jr., a fire chief for the Chicago Fire Department. Dekalb Walcott Jr. retired in 2009, but not before the two had the opportunity to work alongside each other. StoryCorps hide caption

itoggle caption StoryCorps