Inspiring Stories

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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… >>

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… >>

Great Kids: Tennessee Teens Honor Their Special Pal With Homecoming Crown
Great Kids: Tennessee Teens Honor Their Special Pal With Homecoming Crown

In a touching twist to the traditional story of homecoming king and queen, three teenage nominees… >>

File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans
File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans

I can't help but get that fuzzy feeling reading about these incredible holiday acts of… >>

Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief
Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief

Since super storm Sandy hit my hometown, I've donated to the Red Cross and dropped off food for… >>

Cold Dog in a Onesie Will Warm Your Heart
Cold Dog in a Onesie Will Warm Your Heart

File this under "Aww": English pooch Lily has a rare bacterial skin infection that's taken her fur… >>

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Chuckstrong: The Most Inspiring NFL Story of 2012

“Touchdowns and tackles. Those are usually a few things we think about during a typical football… >>

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… >>

Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit
Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit

Once again, senseless carnage has been visited upon the innocent. And once again, we are following… >>

Awesome Acts of Charity You Probably Never Heard Of
Awesome Acts of Charity You Probably Never Heard Of

When a billionaire like Bill Gates whips out his checkbook to help the less fortunate, it's not so… >>

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America Says Thanks: Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans Seeking Jobs

Facing a staggering unemployment rate of over 20 percent, much higher than the national average… >>

Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride: Flying Pioneers
Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride: Flying Pioneers

One day after the announcement that Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut in space, had died, there… >>

Amazing Athletes: Three Must-See Videos
Amazing Athletes: Three Must-See Videos

As an aging soccer player and runner, I love seeing spectacular displays of athleticism in… >>

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A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet’s Quest

This vivid Washington Post profile of Jan Scruggs, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans… >>

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… >>

A Deaf Person's Favorite Music
A Deaf Person’s Favorite Music

As my co-workers can attest, I spend a good part of most work days with ear buds firmly in place… >>

Robin McGraw Shines a Spotlight on Domestic Violence

One terrible night, her mother’s fierce protective instinct taught Robin McGraw to stand strong. >>