Inspiring Stories

Jeff Bauman: One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombing

We spoke to the survivor on how his life has changed since April 15, 2013. >>

These Are the Neighbors You Always Wanted

On this California block, help and hope are always free of charge. >>

The Reunion That Took 77 Years to Happen

A teenaged Minka Disbrow was forced to give her newborn daughter Betty Jane up for adoption in… >>

Why This Heroic Boy Scout Went Over a Waterfall

When a ten-year-old saw a little girl in danger, he dived in to save her. >>

Why We Forgive, by Desmond Tutu

Anger may be justified, but "getting even" won't make you feel better >>

The Day Robert Downey Jr. Saved My Grandma

At the height of an emergency, the actor turned into a real-life superhero. >>

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26 Secrets of Happiness: Quotable Quotes

Find inspiration and joy from these leading thinkers. >>

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What It Was Like to Be Rosie the Riveter During WWII

Three women share their stories of the American war effort—and prove that the real Rosies were… >>

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A Holiday to Remember: Maya Angelou, Dan Rather, and More

Here are a dozen memories, both large and small, the kind that make the holiday season… >>

4 Veterans’ Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home

These service members show that heroism continues off the battlefield, too. >>

Everyday Heroes: “I Carried Him Down the Mountain”

How hiker Andi Davis saved the life 
of a 50-pound pit bull. >>

8 Emotional Moments Perfectly Captured by a Soldier’s Salute

Service members from all branches of the U.S. military present the ultimate sign of deference and… >>

The Little Boat 
That Sailed 
Through Time

A simple hand-carved ship binds five generations of family together. >>

“I Gave Two Kidneys”

Both her husband and father needed a kidney transplant. Julie Stitt had only one to give. Or did… >>

The Woman Who Had a Face Transplant

Carmen Tarleton survived a brutal attack from her estranged husband, but her painful journey was… >>

6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life

Members of the Armed Forces honor Old Glory in these inspiring pictures. >>

A Heartwarming Salute to Soldiers and Their Hero Dogs

On battlefields across the globe, servicemen and women rely on their dogs for safety, comfort, and… >>

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Boy Who Saved the Senator

Just when his condition threatened to devastate him completely, he received a letter from an… >>