Best of America

The Best Cities in America for Sleep, Health, Money, More
The Best Cities in America for Sleep, Health, Money, More

See which cities topped recent polls to rank highest in personal job satisfaction, favorable cost… >>

10 Rare Trees That Are National Treasures
10 Rare Trees That Are National Treasures

Learn more about these natural, awe-inspiring beauties. >>

6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life
6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life

Members of the Armed Forces honor Old Glory in these inspiring pictures. >>

St. Patrick's Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates
St. Patrick’s Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates

Take a look at how people all over the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. Is… >>

13 Motivational Quotes from Olympic Coaches
13 Motivational Quotes from Olympic Coaches

Bring home the gold: Follow the winning advice curated from the country's top Olympic coaches to… >>

8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns
8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns

Along the 2,291 mile highway that is Route 66, you'll find territorial-era mining towns, quiet… >>

Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?
Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?

Don’t let the powdered wigs fool you. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, America's… >>

A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs
A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs

In his book 50 States of Lego, photographer Jeff Friesen takes a comical yet artful look at the… >>

“Things This Good Don’t Happen to Kids Like Us”

I went to meet these two young athletes for a TV story I was doing. I stayed because I could not… >>

The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor
The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor

Americans know her as a justice on our nation’s highest court, but this salsa-dancing… >>

Everyday Heroes: The Intrepid Trucker
Everyday Heroes: The Intrepid Trucker

With courage, quick thinking, and a little help from a friend, Michael Schiotis saves a stranger. >>

The Scoop: Why Lincoln Grew a Beard
The Scoop: Why Lincoln Grew a Beard

People are buzzing about Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." Did his latest cinematic creation capture… >>

The Kindness of New Yorkers
The Kindness of New Yorkers

Here's one New York City police officer who just smashed the stereotype of the big city as cold and… >>

The Heroes of Sandy Hook
The Heroes of Sandy Hook

As the details emerge and the country struggles with the immense horror of the massacre at Sandy… >>

The Greasiest Bites at the State Fair
The Greasiest Bites at the State Fair

Everyone knows the food is one of the most outrageous parts of the local county or state… >>

Support Our Troops: Wear Our Boots
Support Our Troops: Wear Our Boots

One of the most recognizable accessories of the U.S. military uniform, the humble combat boot is… >>

Some Gave All: An Interactive List of Our Iraq & Afghanistan War Dead
Some Gave All: An Interactive List of Our Iraq & Afghanistan War Dead

To mark the passing of a grim milestone — the death of the 2,000th American service member in… >>

Seeing Gold: A Blind Soldier Swims to Win
Seeing Gold: A Blind Soldier Swims to Win

This summer, America has an extraordinary opportunity to cheer on one of our country’s wounded… >>

Running for Vets: 100 Miles Left to Go!
Running for Vets: 100 Miles Left to Go!

Each of us has our own way of celebrating July 4. Retired Marine Jamie Summerlin will pay… >>

Remembering 9/11: Amazing Stories in Pictures
Remembering 9/11: Amazing Stories in Pictures

With no shortage of ways to remember the terrible events of September 11th, 2001, I'd like to… >>