True Stories

  • Why Sicily Built Her Tiny House

    Why Sicily Built Her Tiny House

    If these walls could talk, they’d tell the story of a family tragedy—and of a girl, her mom, and a community that simply refused… >>

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Quick Thinking Saves a Couple Stalled in a Train's Way

Chris Ihle, a former mortgage consultant, received a Carnegie Medal for his act of courage. >>

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The Husband Who Vanished

For 15 years, Anne McDonnell lived in limbo—not knowing whether her Jim was dead or alive. Then… >>

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Frozen Back to Life: How Hypothermia Can Help Cheat Death

One hundred years ago, hypothermia was often lethal. Now doctors induce it to save people on the… >>