Inspiring Stories

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Words of Wisdom From Those Who Have Lived a Full Life

The greatest gift from one generation to the next? It’s wisdom gained from experience… >>

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9 Nelson Mandela Quotes That Inspire

On December 5, Nelson Mandela, the South African politician and champion of anti-apartheid, passed… >>

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Who Is Nelson Mandela? A Reader’s Digest Exclusive Interview

In 2005, Reader's Digest spoke with Nelson Mandela about his life, the strength of mind that helped… >>

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The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Taxi Driver and the Doctor

When a taxi driver asked one simple question, he transformed his family's future. >>

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They Came Running: Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Immediately after the Boston Marathon bombings, these everyday heroes joined together to help at… >>

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Best of America 2013: Inspiring Stories

Need more reasons to love America? Add these touching moments, inspiring stories, and good deeds to… >>

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Top 3 Picks: The Best of America Photo Contest 2013

For our Best of America Photo Contest we invited you to send an image that conveyed what you love… >>

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9 Tiny Moments of Optimism in Post-Tornado Oklahoma

When Americans face tragedy, sometimes there's solace in even the smallest of gestures. >>

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War Stories: My Dad’s Private Struggle After Combat

Dale Maharidge's angry father left few clues as to what happened to him during World War II. So… >>

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Inspirational Stories: How 5 Extraordinary People Beat All Odds to Graduate

When these strong, powerful people set their minds on higher learning, they wouldn't let everyday… >>