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Great Kids: Tennessee Teens Honor Their Special Pal With Homecoming Crown
Great Kids: Tennessee Teens Honor Their Special Pal With Homecoming Crown

In a touching twist to the traditional story of homecoming king and queen, three teenage nominees… >>

File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans
File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans

I can't help but get that fuzzy feeling reading about these incredible holiday acts of… >>

Devoted Dads: We Salute You!
Devoted Dads: We Salute You!

Here's to all the great dads out there. Frank McKinney in Delray Beach, Florida, walked his… >>

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

In many ways, 2012 was the year of Lincoln: On the big screen, he worked tirelessly to ensure the… >>

Colin Powell: The Meeting He'll Always Remember
Colin Powell: The Meeting He’ll Always Remember

In case you missed it, from our July/August issue: Colin Powell reflects on the wisdom he’s… >>

Celebrating America's Sign Makers
Celebrating America’s Sign Makers

Artist Clark Byers may not be a household name, but if you've lived or traveled in the southeast… >>

Beat the Heat, Vintage-style
Beat the Heat, Vintage-style

Not to state the obvious, but it has been a hot summer. In fact, weather experts at the National… >>

America Says Thanks: Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans Seeking Jobs
America Says Thanks: Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans Seeking Jobs

Facing a staggering unemployment rate of over 20 percent, much higher than the national average… >>

A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet's Quest
A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet’s Quest

This vivid Washington Post profile of Jan Scruggs, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans… >>

A Deaf Person's Favorite Music
A Deaf Person’s Favorite Music

As my co-workers can attest, I spend a good part of most work days with ear buds firmly in place… >>

Three Things a Mummy Won't Tell You
Three Things a Mummy Won’t Tell You

As the books editor at Reader's Digest, I usually have my nose in a manuscript, but today I’d… >>

Photo Essay: A Surfer Makes Waves With Post-Hurricane Relief
Photo Essay: A Surfer Makes Waves With Post-Hurricane Relief

After Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal communities in New York and New Jersey, professional… >>

Everyday Heroes: Bringing Down a Bank Robber
Everyday Heroes: Bringing Down a Bank Robber

A former boxing champion takes a repeat offender off the streets. >>

The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek
The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek

Get up close to a few of the special items that will be on display when the National September 11… >>

Breathtaking Waterfall Pictures and Coastal Views
Breathtaking Waterfall Pictures and Coastal Views

Picture yourself surrounded by North America's natural beauty, from the winding river dells of… >>

The Unsinkable Diana Nyad
The Unsinkable Diana Nyad

At 61, Diana Nyad attempted to swim 103 miles against three-foot waves, the threat of sharks, and… >>

Money Facts and Trivia: How Much Do You Know?
Money Facts and Trivia: How Much Do You Know?

Are you current on our currency? Test yourself below. >>

Unstoppable: Quadruple Amputee Taylor Morris
Unstoppable: Quadruple Amputee Taylor Morris

  I didn't want to interrupt the power of these images with words until… >>

U.S. Marines Take On
U.S. Marines Take On “Call Me Maybe”

We've seen "Call Me Maybe" spoofed by politicians and puppets, we've even figured out why it's so… >>

Two Great Americans: The Senator and the Actor
Two Great Americans: The Senator and the Actor

It would seem at first that Charles Durning and Daniel Inouye, who died this month within a week of… >>