Best of America

The Cost of Drilling: Oil in Alaska
The Cost of Drilling: Oil in Alaska

To drill or not to drill? As debate over energy rages, one inspired leader fights for balance. >>

Hometown Heroes: The Dirty Dozen
Hometown Heroes: The Dirty Dozen

How a group of former sorority sisters found peace, purpose, and carpentry skills in New Orleans. >>

13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America
13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America

Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled… >>

Jobs for Veterans: You're Welcome, America, Now Hire Us
Jobs for Veterans: You’re Welcome, America, Now Hire Us

After serving their country with honor, courage, and skill, too many veterans are struggling to… >>

Jobs for Veterans: Andrew Steiner, the Squad Leader
Jobs for Veterans: Andrew Steiner, the Squad Leader

He led his squad through combat, but job prospects continue to prove elusive for this former Marine. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Donna Bachler, the Administrator
Jobs for Veterans: Donna Bachler, the Administrator

Burdened with post-traumatic stress disorder from her 12 years in the Army, this veteran endeavors… >>

Jobs for Veterans: Mark Haake, the Aviation Tech
Jobs for Veterans: Mark Haake, the Aviation Tech

After a frustrating job search, this former Marine corporal was lucky to find just the right fit. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Andrea Gillotte, the Journalist
Jobs for Veterans: Andrea Gillotte, the Journalist

Optimism fuels this Navy vet, though the road to a promising career has been long and challenging. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Eric Smith, the Corpsman
Jobs for Veterans: Eric Smith, the Corpsman

For this six-year veteran of the Navy, finding work at home has proven to be a struggle beyond that… >>

Hard Times: America's Post Offices
Hard Times: America’s Post Offices

As post offices around the country face an uncertain future due to budget cuts, part of the… >>

Radical Reefs: A Photo Essay
Radical Reefs: A Photo Essay

Sunken tanks and subway cars make odd but inviting homes for endangered coral—and assorted reef… >>

What It's Like to...
What It’s Like to…

From delivering a baby at home to falling seven stories in a river kayak, these ordinary people… >>

What It's Like to Kayak Over a Waterfall
What It’s Like to Kayak Over a Waterfall

There's a lot to keep track of in the four seconds it takes to fall seven stories, as one nursing… >>

Celebrities Share the Best of America
Celebrities Share the Best of America

Bright spots: See America through the eyes of your favorite celebrities. >>

Kivalina, Alaska: A Disappearing Town
Kivalina, Alaska: A Disappearing Town

At the tip of a barrier island 80 miles above the Arctic Circle, the town of Kivalina, Alaska, is… >>

15+ Best Books to Read as Children (and Adults)
15+ Best Books to Read as Children (and Adults)

Twilight and The Lorax aren't the only books meant for younger readers that adults can enjoy too… >>

Never Forgotten: At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Never Forgotten: At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

On the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial endures as a symbol of… >>

How to Eat Healthy at the Ballpark
How to Eat Healthy at the Ballpark

Stadiums are now stocking healthier ballpark food options besides hot dogs and nachos. Try these… >>

Do You Live in America's Most Interesting Town?
Do You Live in America’s Most Interesting Town?

What makes your town fascinating? Tell us and share for a chance to be on our cover. So far we love: >>

The 20 Best Reads of 2011
The 20 Best Reads of 2011

From magazines, newspapers and the Internet, the most unforgettable articles that crossed our… >>