Inspiring Stories

Paula Lucas: International Angel
Paula Lucas: International Angel

Paula Lucas dreamed of being able to help battered women living overseas. In 2001, she started… >>

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Photo Essay: Sound and Vision

Ever been inside a guitar? A team of German art directors and photographers commissioned to make an… >>

Hometown Heroes: Neighbors Battle the Bank
Hometown Heroes: Neighbors Battle the Bank

When Belva Davis lost her job and fell behind on her mortgage, her Detroit neighborhood rallied… >>

Hometown Heroes: Control Over Chaos for Foster Kids
Hometown Heroes: Control Over Chaos for Foster Kids

When young Noah Jones got a glimpse into the world of foster care, he created his own charity to… >>

Hometown Heroes: Saving a Neighbor’s Life
Hometown Heroes: Saving a Neighbor’s Life

There was no way he was going to listen to his neighbor scream and die in the burning house, so he… >>

what it's like to... Josh Ferrin
What It’s Like to Find a Stash of Cash…and Return It

Money can't buy happiness, but as one Utah man learned, the act of giving it can make an… >>

The Night I Met Einstein
The Night I Met Einstein

This Reader's Digest Classic of "My Most Unforgettable Character" offers a lesson in life—and… >>

Bob Gruen
Famous Photographers Speak on Their Famous Photos

In "Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends," Tim Mantoani shot over 150 famous… >>

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… >>

the Titanic coat Michael O'Brien
The Titanic Coat: One Family’s Legend

In an inspiring follow-up to the Titanic story, Reader's Digest national affairs editor David… >>

vietnam memorial
Never Forgotten: At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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

The Best Medicine: A Lesson About Love For Everyone
The Best Medicine: A Lesson About Love For Everyone

Each time the Breinholts want to see their daughter, they travel 30 minutes to the Blythedale… >>

America's most interesting town Coleman, MI
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 Fantastic Folded Art of Isaac Salazar
The Fantastic Folded Art of Isaac Salazar

Isaac Salazar's book art has appeared in magazines and advertisements across the globe, but it all… >>

Boy on a Bike: How a Rwandan Teen Overcame a Legacy of Genocide
Boy on a Bike: How a Rwandan Teen Overcame a Legacy of Genocide

Far from home, in a war-torn land, a charity worker met a child who had every reason to hate—and… >>

Hometown Hero: A Sailor's Savior
Hometown Hero: A Sailor’s Savior

When worried mother Marianne Naslund saw her 16-year-old neighbor Andy Livasy was in trouble, she… >>

The Best Life Stories
The Best Life Stories

Listen to the $25,000 winner of the best life story contest read his winning entry. Plus, read our… >>

Liz Vaccariello
Editor’s Note: Father Time

A note from Reader's Digest editor-in-chief, Liz Vaccariello. >>

The Twins Teaching a Coastal Town to Clean Up Its Act
The Twins Teaching a Coastal Town to Clean Up Its Act

Between ballet lessons and tae kwon do, these twin sisters rally to protect the earth. >>

We Hear You America: Collingswood, NJ Declares
We Hear You America: Collingswood, NJ Declares “Holiday” to Be Heard

On January 11th Collingswood, NJ celebrated "Get Out the Vote" Day. Currently the town is in 16th… >>