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Animal Stories: When Beasts Act Like Humans

They practice yoga, drive cars, and comfort their closest friends. These twelve animal stories show… >>

Man Risks Life to Save Boys Floating Out to Sea
Man Risks Life to Save Boys Floating Out to Sea

"They were floating out to sea": How an everyday hero rescued two boys in dire circumstances. >>

6 Inspiring Stories: You're Never Too Old to Dream
6 Inspiring Stories: You’re Never Too Old to Dream

These people prove that we can all definitely get better with age. >>

Grandpa Wrestles a Gator to Save His Dog
Grandpa Wrestles a Gator to Save His Dog

Florida retiree Steve Gustafson stops at nothing to rescue his dog Bounce from the jaws of a… >>

5 Amazing Stories of Things Lost, Then Found
5 Amazing Stories of Things Lost, Then Found

Thanks to the kindness of strangers, these precious lost objects were returned to their rightful… >>

Liz Vaccariello
Editor’s Note: What My Tree Saw

Reader's Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello finds inspiration in an American elm with deep… >>

How 6 Lost Pets Found Their Way Home
How 6 Lost Pets Found Their Way Home

Getting a second chance at love? Priceless. >>

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… >>

Why I Took My 14-Year-Old Wedding Dress Shopping
Why I Took My 14-Year-Old Wedding Dress Shopping

A mom takes her daughter on the trip of a lifetime: "What do you do when you glimpse a moment you… >>

Barefoot Teen Braves Fire, Saves Neighbors
Barefoot Teen Braves Fire, Saves Neighbors

“I’d never seen smoke like that,” he says. “My glasses immediately turned black from the… >>

Editor's Note: My Father Was the Kind of Dad Who...
Editor’s Note: My Father Was the Kind of Dad Who…

Reader's Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello on life lessons learned from her father. >>

6 Ways Social Media Made the World a Better Place
6 Ways Social Media Made the World a Better Place

More than cat pics: A brief look at social media history and the most significant ways networks… >>

Inspiring Stories: 9 Ordinary People Who Changed History
Inspiring Stories: 9 Ordinary People Who Changed History

On the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks' birthday, we honor everyday men and women whose brave… >>

Celebrity Love Letters
Celebrity Love Letters

Let these smitten scribes, from Johnny Cash to F. Scott Fitzgerald, inspire your own Valentine's… >>

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… >>

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… >>

5 Great Reads To Take You Inside the Inauguration
5 Great Reads To Take You Inside the Inauguration

While second presidential inaugurations tend to lack the fireworks of the first—it will be hard… >>

Angel in an Apron: Baker Saves Couple from Plane Crash
Angel in an Apron: Baker Saves Couple from Plane Crash

Read how a couple survives a fiery plane crash thanks to a baker and his buddy in this gripping… >>

Teen Saves Others from Deer Attack Using a Hammer
Teen Saves Others from Deer Attack Using a Hammer

When high school student Alexis Vaughan saw a buck attacking a woman, she took matters into her own… >>

heroes of the hurricane, Seaside Heights, NJ
Inspiring Stories: The Heroes of Hurricane Sandy

When Sandy hit the East Coast, these American heroes sprang into action, proving that spirit can… >>