Survivor experience “opened [the cast's] eyes” to the problem of AIDS.

Survivor experience “opened [the cast's] eyes” to the problem of AIDS.
Being in Kenya “opened [the Survivor Africa cast's] eyes to a real struggle for survival played out every day in countries throughout the world — the battle against HIV/AIDS,” USA TODAY reports. Jeff Probst says he and Lex “weren’t prepared for what we found” when they visited the hospital to give them drugs and AIDS testing kits. That’s led the cast “to resolve to find a way to turn this tragedy around.” Right now, their efforts are primarily taking the form of an eBay auction of memorabilia that will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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