Inspiring Stories

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Gamers Give Back: 3 Charities That Help Kids

Looking for an inspired way to do good? Try one of these video game-centric charities. >>

Hurricane Sandy - Waves for Water (2012)
Photo Essay: A Surfer Makes Waves With Post-Hurricane Relief

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

Battle we didn
Photo Essay: A Husband’s Lens on Breast Cancer

Photographer Angelo Merendino documented his late wife's battle with breast cancer, sharing an… >>

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The Day I Felt the Richest

We asked and you answered: here are four incredible moments when our readers felt their richest. >>

Robin McGraw
Robin McGraw Shines a Spotlight on Domestic Violence

One terrible night, her mother’s fierce protective instinct taught Robin McGraw to stand strong. >>

Bob Erb
Everyday Heroes: The Lottery Winner’s Legacy

Looking to help a young woman with cancer, a lottery winner gave one burger-flipper the tip of a… >>

Temar Boggs
Everyday Heroes: The Boy Who Stopped a Kidnapper

When the young Jocelyn Rojas was snatched outside of her home, a quick-thinking teen sprang into… >>

Liz Vaccariello
Editor’s Note: My Heart’s in Yosemite

Grappling with the Yosemite Rim fire, Reader's Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello reflects on… >>

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Breast Cancer Heroes You’ve Never Heard Of

These grassroots groups have made it their passion and mission to give survivors the best life… >>

Ione Kleven
Everyday Heroes: Fearless on the Front Lawn

A woman defends her turf—and saves a boy’s life. >>