Inspiring Stories

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… >>

The Kindness of New Yorkers
The Kindness of New Yorkers

Here's one New York City police officer who just smashed the stereotype of the big city as cold and… >>

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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… >>

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… >>

Seeing Gold: A Blind Soldier Swims to Win
Seeing Gold: A Blind Soldier Swims to Win

This summer, America has an extraordinary opportunity to cheer on one of our country’s wounded… >>

Running for Vets: 100 Miles Left to Go!
Running for Vets: 100 Miles Left to Go!

Each of us has our own way of celebrating July 4. Retired Marine Jamie Summerlin will pay… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

Meet the Superhumans of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team
Meet the Superhumans of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team

As we prepare to kick back over the long Labor Day weekend, 227 American athletes are in London to… >>

Meet My New Hero: Triple Amputee Todd Love
Meet My New Hero: Triple Amputee Todd Love

If you're like me and you need the occasional shot of pure inspiration, say hello to Marine Cpl… >>

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Laura and Louis, A Love Story

Sometimes a book, a story, insinuates itself into my heart and I want to tell the world. In my… >>

Last Chance: Take One Minute to Support Some Fantastic Charities
Last Chance: Take One Minute to Support Some Fantastic Charities

On December 8th, NBC and Chase are giving $2 million away to a handful of fantastic charities, and… >>

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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… >>

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… >>