Inspiring Stories

Holiday Cheer for Military Families
Holiday Cheer for Military Families

It's already that time of year: Starbucks' annual red cups are out in full force, our favorite… >>

Hometown Heroes: Building Homes for Disabled Veterans
Hometown Heroes: Building Homes for Disabled Veterans

Back from war, two injured soldiers help other vets rebuild their lives. >>

Hometown Heroes: Facebook Friends Save Teen from Suicide
Hometown Heroes: Facebook Friends Save Teen from Suicide

Friends use Facebook to avert a student’s suicide. >>

The Year in Miracles: Inspirational Quotes
The Year in Miracles: Inspirational Quotes

Grab a tissue: These miracle stories inspired us with their incredible heroes, amazing acts of… >>

No Small 'Feet': Man Climbs Chicago's Willis Tower with Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg
No Small ‘Feet’: Man Climbs Chicago’s Willis Tower with Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg

This past Sunday, Zac Vawter, 31, climbed 103 stories of Chicago's Willis Tower with the first… >>

NY Marathon Runners Help a Battered City
NY Marathon Runners Help a Battered City

The New York City Marathon is a world-class race, and some 47,000 runners were psyched to compete… >>

Occupy Sandy: True Heroes in a Time of Crisis
Occupy Sandy: True Heroes in a Time of Crisis

Stranded in my mom’s house during the worst storm to hit the East Coast in my lifetime, scouring… >>

Project America Run: Honoring Our Fallen Troops One Mile at a Time
Project America Run: Honoring Our Fallen Troops One Mile at a Time

If you think running a marathon is impressive, try running one every day. Well, that's exactly… >>

'Oh, Sandy:' Views to a Hurricane
‘Oh, Sandy:’ Views to a Hurricane

News reports, tweets, and status updates about Hurricane Sandy—the big, bad storm that's now… >>

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Deeds
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Deeds

Who says you have to be a household name or hold an advanced degree to change the world? At… >>

Happy Ending for Kitten Saved by Miracle Dog
Happy Ending for Kitten Saved by Miracle Dog

Here's a bit of inspiring news: a 4-year-old Pekingese pooch named Mittens recently saved the life… >>

Stopping Bullies is Everybody's Business
Stopping Bullies is Everybody’s Business

In the moving video below, news anchor Jennifer Livingston, of CBS affiliate WKBT  in LaCrosse… >>

12 Most Artful Presidential Campaign Posters of All Time
12 Most Artful Presidential Campaign Posters of All Time

In its new book, the Library of Congress celebrates the past two hundred years of presidential… >>

Nate Berkus on the Things That Matter
Nate Berkus on the Things That Matter

The loss of his partner in the devastating 2004 tsunami underscored for Nate Berkus a guiding… >>

Brave Vets, Great Cause, Cool T-Shirts
Brave Vets, Great Cause, Cool T-Shirts

A new initiative from Threadless Causes, a philanthropic offshoot of the internet t-shirt vendor… >>

Top Photographers Choose the Pictures that Make Them Happy
Top Photographers Choose the Pictures that Make Them Happy

We asked photographers to send us the one image that most says "happiness" through their lens;… >>

A Movie That Sings, From a Member of the Dave Matthews Band
A Movie That Sings, From a Member of the Dave Matthews Band

When I trace back the events that have led to my greatest happiness, inevitably I arrive at this… >>

Must-Read Book: 'Bringing in Finn'
Must-Read Book: ‘Bringing in Finn’

Most births don't make headlines unless the mother is, say, Snooki. But the arrival of Chicago mom… >>

Remembering 9/11: Amazing Stories in Pictures
Remembering 9/11: Amazing Stories in Pictures

With no shortage of ways to remember the terrible events of September 11th, 2001, I'd like to… >>

Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing
Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing

An interesting thing happens when you take 14 troubled teens and help them write their stories:… >>