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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… >>

Old News: How 12/12/12 Was Covered in 1912
Old News: How 12/12/12 Was Covered in 1912

Before you get too excited about today's date, remember that it happens once a century, like… >>

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… >>

Nostalgia Alert: What Summers Were Like Before A/C
Nostalgia Alert: What Summers Were Like Before A/C

This summer has seen record-breaking temperatures, and if you’re melting in a pool of sweat… >>

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… >>

New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker
New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker is a legend thanks to his most famous work, Dracula, but there's more to the author… >>

Must-See: The Tale of the Abandoned Piano
Must-See: The Tale of the Abandoned Piano

Art is where you find it, they say. Filmmaker Anthony Sherin found it right outside his window on a… >>

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… >>

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Music to Help a Community Impacted by Violence

Late last week, Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer released a musical tribute to the… >>

More Tough Times for America's Post Offices
More Tough Times for America’s Post Offices

An article published yesterday in The New York Times is bringing more attention to the troubles… >>

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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Major Moments in GOP Convention History

Although the tradition of political conventions has changed greatly over the years—in the past… >>

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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… >>

Laughter: Really the Best Medicine
Laughter: Really the Best Medicine

It’s not every day that a man walks around a field of cows wearing nothing but a pink tutu. Or… >>

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… >>

Is Fear Holding You Back?
Is Fear Holding You Back?

How's this for emotional: BuddyMedia's founder, Mike Lazerow, takes a poignant retrospective of… >>

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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… >>