Inspiring Stories

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… >>

The Lives of Others, as Seen Through Random Letters
The Lives of Others, as Seen Through Random Letters

We all lose papers—scribbled shopping lists, love letters, Post-It Notes. You probably don't… >>

5 Great Reads To Take You Inside the Inauguration
5 Great Reads To Take You Inside the Inauguration

While second presidential inaugurations tend to lack the fireworks of the first—it will be hard… >>

Angel in an Apron: Baker Saves Couple from Plane Crash
Angel in an Apron: Baker Saves Couple from Plane Crash

Read how a couple survives a fiery plane crash thanks to a baker and his buddy in this gripping… >>

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Inspiring Stories: The Heroes of Hurricane Sandy

When Sandy hit the East Coast, these American heroes sprang into action, proving that spirit can… >>

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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… >>

Must See: Absolutely Gorgeous Bird Photos
Must See: Absolutely Gorgeous Bird Photos

You don't have to be a bird watcher or a bird lover to enjoy Audubon Magazine's Top 100 Photos of… >>

Awesome Acts of Charity You Probably Never Heard Of
Awesome Acts of Charity You Probably Never Heard Of

When a billionaire like Bill Gates whips out his checkbook to help the less fortunate, it's not so… >>

Motivational Quotes from Eternal Optimists
Motivational Quotes from Eternal Optimists

Meet six people who look on the bright side of life, and find inspiration in their unique… >>

Amazing Athletes: Three Must-See Videos
Amazing Athletes: Three Must-See Videos

As an aging soccer player and runner, I love seeing spectacular displays of athleticism in… >>

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… >>

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Chuckstrong: The Most Inspiring NFL Story of 2012

“Touchdowns and tackles. Those are usually a few things we think about during a typical football… >>

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Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown

Newtown schools are just now reopening after last Friday's tragedy, and Sandy Hook Elementary will… >>

'Thanks, Mom!' Comic Artist Captures Special Power of Gift-Giving
‘Thanks, Mom!’ Comic Artist Captures Special Power of Gift-Giving

We've all got gifts on the mind this time of year, but when's the last time you gave (or received)… >>

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The Heroes of Sandy Hook

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

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… >>

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Slavery in America: Letter From a Free Man

A former slave sends his “Old Master” fierce words, dry wit—and a bill. >>

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Dr. Phil Shares “The Holiday I’ll Never Forget.”

A secret father-son pact still delights TV show host and author Phil McGraw decades later. >>

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This is What Real Sportsmanship Looks Like

Jared Stevens, a teenager from Brentwood, Tennessee with severe cerebral palsy, realized his… >>

Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief
Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief

Since super storm Sandy hit my hometown, I've donated to the Red Cross and dropped off food for… >>